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Chandler Issues Response To Gaethje’s Accusations Of Slander

Michael Chandler is well aware of Justin Gaethje's fiery comments about him. Chandler is seeking big fights after falling short in his bid for the UFC Lightweight Championship. Chandler shared the Octagon with Charles Oliveira back in June for the vacant gold. Oliveira knocked him out 19 seconds into the...

Gaethje Fires Back At Chandler After Accusations Of Fight Ducking

Justin Gaethje is punching back after Michael Chandler hit him with accusations of fight ducking. This week, #4-ranked UFC lightweight Michael Chandler accused Justin Gaethje of rejecting a fight against him on at least three separate occasions. Chandler then called on Gaethje to give fans the fight they want to...

Michael Chandler Says Gaethje Has Declined Fight Three-Four Times

#4-ranked UFC lightweight Michael Chandler claims that Justin Gaethje is doing backflips to avoid fighting him. Both Michael Chandler and Dana White are on the record stating that they would love for Chandler’s next fight to be against Justin Gaethje. With Chandler looking to earn a second crack at...

Michael Chandler Thinks His Style Matches Up Well Against Makhachev’s

UFC lightweight contender Michael Chandler has responded to Islam Makhachev after the Dagestani called him out at UFC Vegas 31. Chandler's comments came after Makhachev addressed a plethora of 155-pound names following his comfortable main event win against Thiago Moisés this past weekend. With Khabib Nurmagomedov shouting instructions from his corner,...

Makhachev Mocks RDA, Ferguson, & Chandler For Ignoring Callout

Islam Makhachev is continuing to put the top-ranked lightweights of the UFC on blast for being unresponsive to the idea of fighting him. Possibly the biggest narrative surrounding the UFC Vegas 31 main event was about how none of the top-ranked lightweights in the UFC wants any part of Islam...

The UFC Names Michael Chandler As 2021’s Top Debutant So Far

In their half-year awards, the UFC has recognized three-time Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler as 2021's top Octagon newcomer. Among other categories, the promotion listed five of the best debutants to have arrived on MMA's biggest stage in the first six months of this year. The voters for the award...

Justin Gaethje Shuts Down Retirement Rumors

After a rumor spread on social media that Justin Gaethje was possibly retiring, the former title challenger shut that down right quick. Fans last saw Gaethje perform in the biggest fight of his life when he took on the unbeaten former champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254. Without a...

Dan Hooker: Chandler Fight Doesn’t Go That Way 9 Times Out Of 10

After the smoke cleared at UFC 257, Dan Hooker still believes his knockout loss to Michael Chandler was a borderline fluke. Dan Hooker last competed on the blockbuster pay-per-view headlined by Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier 3. In the co-main event, the New Zealand native had the pleasure of...

Khabib Says Chandler Winning LW Title Would Have Been A Shame

Khabib Nurmagomedov was relieved to see Charles Oliveira crowned as the new UFC lightweight champion at UFC 262 instead of Michael Chandler. Charles Oliveira’s path to UFC gold was a grueling, hard-earned one. The winner of eight straight heading into UFC 262, no one was questioning whether Oliveira had earned...

Chandler: If Eddie Alvarez Can Beat Justin Gaethje, I Definitely Can

After coming up short in realizing his title dreams at UFC 262, Michael Chandler believes that if he is matched with Justin Gaethje, he will win handily. While Michael Chandler was unable to capture the vacant lightweight title against Charles Oliveira back at UFC 262, he showed he's all...

Chandler Says Gaethje Fight May Be Biggest Fan Favorite Fight On Earth

After coming so tantalizingly close to claiming the UFC lightweight championship before being dropped by Charles Oliveira, Michael Chandler is already looking forward to a future clash with Justin Gaethje. Chandler was more than happy to share his thoughts with MMA Fighting when asked about the possible/inevitable showdown between him...

Coach Details The Leg Injury Charles Oliveira Suffered Before Title Win

Despite suffering a leg injury in camp, Charles Oliveira persevered and won the vacant lightweight belt against Michael Chandler in an inspiring performance. Charles Oliveira is familiar with the struggles of life, and at an early age, the Brazilian had to learn that lesson in a visceral way when...

UFC 262 Reportedly Does Over 300,000 Domestic ESPN+ Buys

Reported PPV buys are in for UFC 262. Last weekend, UFC 262 generated an estimate of over 300,000 buys according to Sports Business Journal. The numbers generated were from the U.S. only, not counting PPV numbers from overseas. UFC 262 was headlined by Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler, the former...

Michael Chandler Explains Why He Thought He’d Never Join The UFC

Michael Chandler doubted he'd would ever be a part of the UFC long before he was under contract with the organization. Chandler is fresh off his first UFC title shot. The fight didn't go his way, having ended in a second-round TKO loss. However, he's right on track in the...

Chandler Explains Why He “Stands By” Pre-Fight Oliveira Criticism

Michael Chandler is standing by his comments that Charles Oliveira quits during adversity in fights. In the lead-up to UFC 262 and Chandler facing Oliveira for the vacant belt, he said the Brazilian has a history of quitting in fights when the going gets tough. It has been a knock...