Michael Bisping thinks Conor McGregor may be getting an another title shot in the near future.
Former middleweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping is sure that Conor McGregor only needs to win on his return to the octagon to earn a shot at the championship. After the two have finished their roles as coaches for the upcoming season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” the Irish superstar is anticipated to make a comeback against Michael Chandler later this year. Mid-August is when “TUF’s” season 31 is scheduled to come to an end.
Conor McGregor gets title shot if he beats Michael Chandler
Bisping is of the opinion that all McGregor needs to do to win the UFC is defeat Chandler.
“If McGregor gets it done, will we see him fight for the title next? That is a given,” Bisping said on his YouTube channel. “That is 100 percent. Just prepare yourself mentally for that. Regardless of whatever you think, he’s the biggest star of the sport. He’s a former two-weight division champion, and he’s a person that people want to see fight.
“So if he goes out there and beats Michael Chandler, who’s one of the top-ranked lightweights on the planet, and he does so in exciting fashion, I’ll be honest: I’ll have no problem with him fighting for the belt. McGregor vs Chandler, I’m excited. Take my money already.”
According to Bisping, regardless of the outcome, Bisping has a lot of respect for Conor for choosing to fight Chandler because he thinks it will be one of the toughest fights for him to win in the division.
“I respect him for taking this fight,” Bisping said. “There were easier fights for him to take. There was a rumor that McGregor was going to go up against Tony Ferguson.
“Tony Ferguson would’ve been, with respect to Tony, a kind of more winnable fight … It’s a tough fight for McGregor. He’s getting older. He’s been partying a bit. He snapped his leg.”