UFC president Dana White made a special announcement today to let fans know that Conor “The Notorious” McGregor and Michael Chandler will serve as the coaches on the 31st season of The Ultimate Fighter. TUF: Team McGregor vs. Team Chandler will run from Tuesday 30th May to Tuesday 15th August. No date or location has been set for the end-of-season clash between McGregor vs. Chandler.
Conor McGregor (22-6) coached opposite Urijah Faber on season 22 of The Ultimate Fighter in 2015. McGregor will be making his return after back-to-back losses against rival Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier in 2021.
Michael Chandler (23-8) was involved in some wild fights in the Octagon last year. The former Bellator lightweight champion knocked out Tony Ferguson will with a highlight reel front kick at UFC 274 and earned himself $50,000 in Performance of the Night bonus money. Chandler was submitted by Dustin Poirier in his last Octagon appearance at UFC 281 in the Fight of the Night.