While two UFC stars are ready to return to the octagon, the main pay-per-view event decision has become the hot topic of discussion amongst the MMA community. Fans are eagerly anticipating the possibility of Jon Jones and Conor McGregor sharing the same card, which would be an unimaginable spectacle in the current scenario.
Following his victory over Ciryl Gane at UFC 285, Jon Jones issued a challenge to former champion Stipe Miocic, proposing a fight in July of this year. However, discussions surrounding the fight stalled and UFC president Dana White stated in an interview that Jones had seemingly vanished from the scene after winning the belt. In response to the president’s comments, Jones declared that he was indeed ready to fight, but it was up to the UFC to make a decision.
On the other hand, Conor McGregor is still actively training for his comeback fight. The Notorious suffered an injury during his last fight at UFC 264. Conor was defeated by Dustin Poirier via Doctor Stoppage due to a broken ankle bone. Since his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov, McGregor has been unable to secure a significant victory over a tough opponent. McGregor’s next opponent will be Michael Chandler.
Terrance McKinney recently posted a tweet teasing that Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler would be the main event and Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic would be the co-main event. However, the post received a lot of unexpected fan reactions, with many seeing it as an attention-grabbing act rather than a serious announcement.
Fans’ Reactions to Teased UFC PPV Card Conor McGregor & Jon Jones goes Wild
When fans came across Terrance McKinney’s tweet on their Twitter timelines, they expressed their disbelief about the potential fight card. Many pointed out that having both Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler on the same PPV card would result in a significant loss for Dana White’s UFC since they are both big draws for the promotion.
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