Michael Chandler wished to have his UFC debut against Tony Ferguson, but that did not appear to fruition.
After Chandler signed with the UFC, it was described he would be on the UFC 254 card versus Ferguson. Even so, negotiations stalled, and the previous Bellator lightweight champion finished up getting the backup fighter for the Gaethje vs. Khabib title combat. Now, as Chandler is set to facial area Dan Hooker at UFC 257, Chandler described why the Ferguson battle didn’t occur.
“The Tony Ferguson problem was absolutely mismanaged. We experienced the possibility for him and I to stage in the cage in January, inside the Octagon, on this card, Tony says no,” Chandler stated to ESPN. “Then, he will take a relatively quick notice battle against Oliveira after contacting me out. I say no, I essential 3 weeks, 4 months off just after this last nine-month-lengthy teaching camp I did. My viewpoint of him hasn’t transformed, it is just unfortunate. It is unlucky that I’m not battling Tony Ferguson right now, but I went by way of that by means of a day or so. Then, it was 4 other names and Hooker staying a single of them.”
Michael Chandler is now on a two-struggle successful streak with both equally coming by to start with-spherical KO around Sidney Outlaw and Benson Henderson. Ahead of that, he experienced a TKO loss to Patricio Freire to shed his lightweight title. The previous Bellator winner is established to experience Dan Hooker in the co-primary party of UFC 257.
Tony Ferguson, meanwhile, is on a two-combat shedding streak soon after being dominated in back again-to-back again fights by Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje. Ahead of the losses, “El Cucuy” was on a 12-battle winning streak with wins over Anthony Pettis, Kevin Lee, Donald Cerrone, and Rafael dos Anjos amongst other folks.
Irrespective of whether or not Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson will share the Octagon with a single a further is unsure.
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