Hours ago, Michael chandler surprised fans of UFC with loud statements. The Lightweight fighter spoke to The MMA Hour and acknowledged that Ga
Hours ago, Michael chandler surprised fans of UFC with loud statements. The Lightweight fighter spoke to The MMA Hour and acknowledged that Gaethje will be the new division champion in 2022. While the current leader is Charles Oliveira, who collides with Dustin Poirier at UFC 269, he understands that Justin he won’t last much longer without keeping the crown in his possession.
“I believe that Justin gaethje is the clear number one contender. It just hit me. Islam Makhachev, obviously the way he dispatched Dan Hooker was absolutely phenomenal. What he did was great. Does it guarantee a title shot? Not compared to what Justin Gaethje has done, that’s my thought. I think Justin Gaethje breaks Charles Oliveira “, he communicated Chandler.
Later, Michel He said: “But the most likely scenario is that Poirier wins that fight because I think he has more tools and is better in certain areas and he is not going to be subdued by Oliveira, even though we have seen an increase in Oliveira’s level of attack. , as we saw. in our fight. But I think that Justin gaethje He cleaned up a few things, he remembers how he lost to Dustin Poirier a couple of years ago, and I think he wins the title in the middle of next year. “
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“Of course, was the smartest way and the easiest path to victory to win a fight against Justin gaethje at Madison Square Garden, what should really have had implications for the title? Probably not, but I can’t control myself sometimes either. I am here to entertain. I loved to compete, I love to fight for UFC, I love what the last 13 months have been, “said the former Bellator.
To finish, Michael chandler He added: “And this was definitely a culmination. Fighting for the title a couple of months ago was great, but this was different. It felt historic, it felt like fight week we were heading to a historic card as I signed the signs and as we went through everything and then it all culminated in a potential Fight of the Year candidate. “