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Michael Chandler Still Interested In Tony Ferguson Fight At UFC 254

Michael Chandler still wants to fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 254. Chandler is set to be the backup fighter for the lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje. Although the card is just two weeks away, Chandler has to make weight anyway so he still is open to...

Scott Coker Rooting For Michael Chandler In The UFC

Scott Coker is hoping for Bellator lightweight champion, Michael Chandler has success in the UFC. After Chandler scored a first-round knockout win over Benson Henderson to enter free agency, Coker wasn't sure if Chandler would re-sign. The Bellator boss says it was a tough decision to let him walk. Yet,...

Paul Felder Hopes To Welcome Michael Chandler To The UFC

Paul Felder has made it clear he is interested in big fights and wants to welcome Michael Chandler to the UFC. The three-time Bellator lightweight champion signed with the UFC and is set to be the backup fighter for the lightweight title fight at UFC 254. Yet, for Felder, he...

Dan Hooker Calls For Michael Chandler Fight To ‘Send Him Back To The B-Leagues’

Dan Hooker wants to be the first person to welcome Michael Chandler to the UFC. Earlier this month it was announced Chandler has been signed to the UFC and would be the backup fighter for the lightweight title at UFC 254. With him potentially getting a title shot in his...

Michael Chandler Says He Will Outwrestle Khabib Nurmagomedov: ‘I’m The Better Wrestler’

Michael Chandler believes he is a better wrestler than Khabib Nurmagomedov. Chandler recently signed with the UFC and will be the backup fighter for the UFC 254 title fight between Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje. If he has to step in and fight the champ, he believes he would be able...

Michael Chandler Says he is Ready For Any of The UFC’s Top Five

Michael Chandler has long been touted as one of the best lightweights in mixed martial arts. With his recent signing with the UFC, Chandler is more than happy to get tested amongst the UFC’s top-ranked lightweights and while no official bout has been booked, Chandler is on deck as...

Michael Chandler Releases First Statement Since Joining The UFC

Michael Chandler is officially a UFC fighter. On Thursday, Dana White announced on ESPN that Chandler has signed with the UFC. The former Bellator lightweight champion will also serve as the backup fighter for the UFC 254 title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje. Following the news of his signing,...

Kevin Lee Doubts Michael Chandler Will Fare Well In The UFC

UFC lightweight contender, Kevin Lee doesn't think former Bellator champion, Michael Chandler will fare well in the UFC. Dana White announced the former champion signed with the UFC on Thursday and would serve as the backup fighter for the title fight. Yet, for Lee, he believes this is a chance...

Michael Chandler Signs With UFC, To Serve As Khabib/Gaethje Backup

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler has officially signed with the UFC. Dana White announced on Thursday’s SportsCenter that Michael Chandler is the newest member of the UFC roster and also revealed the promotion’s big plans for him. As Khabib Nurmagomedov prepares to put his UFC lightweight championship on the...

Michael Chandler Open To Move To Welterweight To Fight Leon Edwards

Michael Chandler is currently a free agent but has been calling out UFC fighters in Dustin Poirier and now Leon Edwards. After it was reported that Kamaru Usman would fight Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal would rematch Nate Diaz, many wondered who would be next for Edwards. Burns responded a...

Eddie Alvarez Not Interested In Michael Chandler Trilogy

Eddie Alvarez isn't interested in the trilogy with Michael Chandler. Alvarez and Chandler had a legendary fight in 2011 with Chandler earning a fourth-round submission to become the champion. The fight was also voted as the Fight of the Year by many outlets. The pair then had a rematch two...

Patricio Pitbull Offers Wager to Dana White He Can Beat The UFC’s Best

Patricio "Pitbull" Freire is the Bellator featherweight and lightweight Champion. Holding titles in MMA, let alone two divisions in a promotion like Bellator is no easy feat. However when his name was brought up to Dana White after last weekend's UFC event in Las Vegas, White didn't really have...

Scott Coker Reveals Plan for Free Agent Michael Chandler

Michael Chandler is currently a free agent, and though Bellator president Scott Coker is uncertain whether his former lightweight champion will compete in the promotion again, he has some plans for Chandler if he re-signs. Following Michael Chandler’s KO victory over Benson Henderson at Bellator 243, Chandler victory lap included...

Michael Chandler Teases Fight With Dustin Poirier

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler is testing free agency, but it looks like he has his eyes on a fight with Dustin Poirier in the UFC. Chandler is a three-time Bellator lightweight champion who is on a two-fight win streak at the moment since dropping the 155-pound strap to...

Dana White ‘Would Love’ To Meet With Michael Chandler

Dana White is interested in meeting with Michael Chandler. Chandler has been the face of Bellator for years. He's also someone many consider to be the greatest Bellator fighter of all-time. He is a three-time lightweight champion but for years many have wanted to see him in the UFC. Now, given...