There’s a reason Michael Chandler is more open in the UFC than he is in Bellator. Michael Chandler has self-proclaimed himself as the funniest fighter in the UFC. No doubt part of that package has to do with his mic skills showing themselves better and better inside the octagon after a win.
UFC fans witnessed it at UFC 274 after Chandler became the KO of the year by front kick on Tony Ferguson in the main card. Just like at UFC 257, following his knockout victory over Dan Hooker, Chandler breathed fire during his interview in the octagon.
During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Ariel Helwani asked where did this version of Michael Chandler come from and why was he nowhere to be found in Bellator MMA.
The former Bellator World Champion reluctantly provided the following candid response as the one responsible.
«I never want to talk about Bellator or where I’ve been before in any way that isn’t positive.. I love Bellator. I love Scott Cook. I love that I came up in that organization,” Chandler said. “But it’s really hard to cut a promotion like that and talk about becoming the best fighter in the world when you know you know you’re not fighting the best fighters in the world. cee jay [Hamilton]I love you friend, but Bellator does not have the best fighters in the world. There may be one or two outliers in the organizationbut it is only the truth.
Chandler went on to say that he still has a very positive relationship with Bellator President Scott Coker. During her stay in the promotion, Chandler was a three-time lightweight champion of the world and was easily one of the best fighters on the entire roster.. Now that he is in the UFC, he has said that his career will not be complete without also winning a UFC world title.
Following Chandler’s vicious knockout at UFC 274, The Rock, widely considered one of the best with a microphone in pro wrestling history, congratulated Chandler on his performance. Besides, “The Great One” also credited Chandler for his “electrifying” microphone skills..