Rafael dos Anjos is not a enthusiast of Michael Chandler’s reasoning behind rejecting the strategy of combating him at UFC on ESPN+ 41, and he was positive to let Chandler know that.
It was discovered past evening that Islam Makhachev will be not able to contend from Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN+ 41 this Saturday, which prompted dos Anjos to pitch the strategy of Michael Chandler stepping in as Makhachev’s substitute. Michael Chandler recently signed with the UFC and was appointed to be the substitution fighter of the UFC 254 most important event in between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje. The Nurmagomedov/Gaethje battle went off without the need of a hitch, though, and Chandler continues to be clean and offered, so dos Anjos took to social media to make the subsequent proposal to Chandler:
“I would like @MAKHACHEVMMA a pace recovery. Hunting for a new companion to dance. Looks like @MikeChandlerMMA is completely ready to go. Your transfer!”
Michael Chandler indirectly responded to the offer you on Instagram, stating the adhering to when asked by a supporter about RDA’s proposal:
It didn’t consider prolonged for Chandler’s response to get back again to dos Anjos, and he then issued some pretty strong terms to the UFC newcomer:
“If you never consider a battle since you do not have adequate time to fall bodyweight I get it but really do not convey to me you have other plans. I turned the champion of the Major organization preventing absolutely everyone they put in entrance of me. Shame on you.”
This marks the second time that Michael Chandler has been referred to as out by anyone searching for a replacement fighter. Ironically, both of those instances came from the individuals in the now two times scrapped dos Anjos/Makhachev bout. It was Makhachev who preferred to battle Michael Chandler at UFC 254 right after dos Anjos contracted the coronavirus. As was the situation with Makhachev, it would look that Chandler is only intrigued in a struggle against a leading 5 opponent or a planet title shot.
It is fascinating to take note Chandler’s option of pronouns, stating that “We have other options.” It is unidentified whether or not “we” refers to him and the UFC or him and his staff. It appears to be likely to be the previous, as Dana White has also touched on having other ideas for Chandler when Makhachev required to combat Chandler at UFC 254.
What do you imagine of Michael Chandler’s disinterest in battling Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN+41 and RDA’s reaction?