Inside incredible scrap between Conor McGregor and Chandler with Mac accused of 'shoving' rival and team member slapped | The Sun

CONOR MCGREGOR reportedly got into a major altercation with Michael Chandler during filming for the latest episode of The Ultimate Fighter.

The lightweight stars are in Las Vegas filming season 31 of the long-running reality TV show.

McGregor and Chandler, 34 and 36 respectively, were initially "cordial" with one another in the early stages of filming.

But that changed on Friday following an explosive incident at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

According to veteran mixed martial arts reporter Amy Kaplan, McGregor climbed into the cage after a fighter was knocked out.

It was there that he allegedly shoved three-time Bellator lightweight champion Chandler before a scuffle ensued.


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In the ensuing melee, it's claimed "someone got slapped" before the Nevada State Athletic Commission waded in and broke things up.

Kaplan tweeted on Wednesday: "Here's what I learned about the McGregor/Chandler 'incident' that Dana was alluding to on Sat.

"Apparently, someone was KO'd and McGregor jumped in the cage, shoved Chandler, someone got slapped and the teams rushed the cage.

"NSAC broke it up."

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UFC president Dana White revealed early on Sunday morning that an incident had occurred that drastically changed the relationship between McGregor and Chandler.

He said: "Chandler and Conor were very respectful to each other.

"And then some things started escalating that you will see on the show and they do not like each other now.

"I don't look at stuff that's good for the show or things like that.

"Whatever happens, happens. The stuff that just happened shouldn't happen.

"I'm getting old boys, I'm getting old.

"I would have been in there sooner back in the old days, but yeah, not good.

"A lot of s*** went down on Friday."

McGregor and Chandler are set to throw down in an eagerly-anticipated showdown later this year.

A date, however, has not been finalised as former two-division champion McGregor has yet to re-enter the United States Anti-Doping Agency's testing pool.

The fight will be McGregor's first since he shattered his left leg in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier nearly two years ago.

Mystic Mac said of Chandler: “I think I’m just going to slice through him.

“I think I’m a little too slicy for him than anyone else he’s fought.

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"A little too snappy and whippy. I think I’ll slice through him.”

SunSport has reached out to Conor McGregor's representative for comment.

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