Conor McGregor Gives His Thoughts On Dan Hooker-Michael Chandler Clash

Conor McGregor has given his opinion on UFC 257's highly anticipated clash between Michael Chandler and NZ's own Dan Hooker. The Irish superstar was asked about the fight in a one-on-one interview with the UFC's Megan Olivia and was more than happy to give his thoughts on this weekend's co-main event. McGregor himself will be headlining the show against Dustin Poirier.

"I'm excited to see it. I know the two lads know the magnitude of the position they're in. Both got something to prove, Chandler coming over from a different organization, climbing up into the premier organization, and Hooker looking to bounce back, ' McGregor said.

" Two good fighters, they know what's at stake. It's only going to translate into a full-on fight, and I'm excited to see it."

Olivia then asked the former UFC lightweight champion what he thought of Khabib Nurmagomedov's telling Dana White that someone would need to do something special in either the main or co-main event of UFC 257 to entice him back into the Octagon.

It wasn't an announcement. It was a refusal; it was a no, it's fear. He's not interested in coming back; he's gone, " an unimpressed McGregor exclaimed.

"If you think the two lads in the co-main event are fighting for a spot at that (Nurmagomedov). Everyone in the company knows what the real fight is, what the money fight is, what the main fight in the business on the entire planet is."

UFC 257 is shaping to be a pivotal night for the UFC lightweight division, and fortunately for us, watching here in Aotearoa, Dan Hooker will be right in the thick of the action.

Check out the full interview between McGregor and Olivia below.

Written by Michael Clifton