McGregor has not fought since breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier in July 2021 but it has been revealed that the Irish star will coach against lightweight Chandler in the next season of “The Ultimate Fighter”.
McGregor will then face Chandler in the Octagon, although a date and venue for the fight has yet to be announced.
UFC president Dana White confirmed the news on Saturday, which will see the 34-year-old McGregor look to come back from defeats in his last two fights.
Chandler, 36, was also defeated by Poirier in his last fight and has lost three of his last four bouts in the UFC.
McGregor, who is a former two-weight UFC champion, is set to face the American at 170 pounds.
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