Mixed Martial Arts: Conor McGregor announces Octagon return for UFC 300

Conor McGregor.
Conor McGregor. Photo credit: Getty Images

Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor announced on social media on Monday (NZ time) that he plans to make his UFC comeback June 29 against Michael Chandler in Las Vegas.

UFC has neither revealed a McGregor comeback bout nor commented on the controversial Irish fighter's video as of Sunday evening.

"I'd like to announce the return date for myself, 'Notorious' Conor McGregor," McGregor said in a video on X, formerly Twitter.  

"The greatest comeback of all time will take place in Las Vegas, International Fight Week of June 29. The opponent, Michael Chandler - and the weight, Mr. Chandler, 185 pounds."

ESPN reported that Chandler had been training for a fight with McGregor after coaching against him in "The Ultimate Fighter 31" reality series this year, but he hadn't been made aware of an official date for their fight.

McGregor (22-6) last fought at UFC 264 in July 2021. Dustin Poirier defeated him by first-round technical knockout after McGregor's leg broke.

Chandler (23-8) is a three-time Bellator lightweight world champion.

But rather than sticking with lightweight (155 pounds), McGregor proposed a fight at the middleweight level (185 pounds).