Michael Chandler has lengthy been touted as a single of the best lightweights in blended martial arts. With his recent signing with the UFC, Chandler is a lot more than satisfied to get analyzed amongst the UFC’s top rated-ranked lightweights and although no formal bout has been booked, Chandler is on deck as a backup fighter for the UFC 254 major party concerning present light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje.
Although, the information of him serving as backup for the UFC 254 primary party may well seem like an odd initially physical appearance, in the present-day time of the COVID-19 pandemic Chandler can make for a best substitute and he could not be a lot more fired up. In an job interview with TMZ, Chandler reported he was, “extremely excited” about the signing and the prospect to action in in opposition to the two best lightweights in the UFC. Chandler also included, “I’ve been saying it for 11 a long time now. That, I assume I’m the best light-weight in the world and I now have the possibility to fight in the best proving grounds that is the UFC.”
Ought to some thing set the principal party of UFC 254 in jeopardy, Chandler instantaneously receives inserted in a probable match with the existing champion, or the interim light-weight champion in Gaethje who, in a natural way is now ranked amount one particular in the UFC Rankings. Though Chandler entirely intends to be ready for both Nurmagomedov or Gaethje on Oct 24, for him the strategy is to be prepared for any of the major five in the light-weight rankings.
Chandler reported, “You bought to hold the key detail, the most important point. And the key detail is me remaining in the fitness center getting ready for Khabib, Gaethje, Ferguson, Poirier, Conor, any of people fellas in the prime five.” He additional that he also informed the UFC, “I’m not in this article for a extensive time, I’m listed here for a superior time and I want to soar proper into that top 5 ideal away.”