MMA has seen the likes of many iconic matchups, none more noteworthy than when Conor McGregor faces off with Michael Chandler in the new Ultimate Fighter trailer. The two had their first meeting during filming for Season 31 of the show and it looks to be one that fans won’t soon forget as things got grabby between them pretty quickly.
In a now viral video, Conor can be seen shoving Michael by his throat in what appears to be an unprovoked display of aggression. This outburst wasn’t entirely out of character for McGregor as he is known for making bold statements and is unafraid to get up close and personal with his opponents.
The altercation occurred shortly after both fighters had done some on-camera interviews, where they were discussing their upcoming fight which will take place later this year in Las Vegas at UFC 257. It seems like McGregor was eager to let Chandler know who was boss even before they officially stepped into the octagon together and by pushing him back, he made quite a statement as everyone watching couldn’t help but gasp at what happened right before their eyes.
Despite Michael not retaliating or responding physically to this gesture, it definitely looked like MMA’s biggest star wanted to make sure he got his point across – something that most probably expected considering how outspoken he has been leading up to this bout.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen such behavior from Conor either; since joining UFC back in 2013 almost all of his fights have featured some type of physical altercation between him and his opponent during pre-fight weigh ins or press conferences. Whether you love him or hate him (or are somewhere in between), there’s no denying that when it comes down business inside the cage there aren’t many better than McGregor – proving himself time after time over years worth of fights against elite competition throughout multiple divisions within MMA organizations around the world.
It remains unclear whether any disciplinary action will follow due to this incident but regardless we can expect fireworks when these two finally enter into battle come December 12th! Fans should keep an eye out for further updates regarding Ultimate Fighter Season 31 which should feature more footage involving these two icons prior its launch date later this month!The rivalry between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler is one that MMA fans are sure to remember for a long time, with both fighters looking to stand out amongst their peers and showcase their skills in the octagon. With such high stakes in play, it’s no surprise that tempers flared during filming as neither man was willing to back down from the other.
With Ultimate Fighter Season 31 already being hailed as one of the most anticipated events of 2021, fans around the world will be eagerly awaiting what happens when these two take center stage later this year. It’s likely we’ll see some more memorable moments before then however, so make sure you stay tuned for all updates regarding this highly-anticipated matchup!