UFC light-weight Michael Chandler says he is continue to open to battling Tony Ferguson in the co-principal event of UFC 254 later on this month.
Chandler, the former 3-time Bellator lightweight winner, recently signed a rewarding absolutely free-agent offer with the UFC. As section of that deal, Chandler has been tabbed as the official backup for the UFC 254 key event involving UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champ Justin Gaethje. Even so, he has also been related to a battle in opposition to Ferguson. It has not been booked nevertheless, but Chandler still wants that battle.
Talking to MMAjunkie.com just two weeks right until UFC 254, Chandler reported that he is however open to preventing Ferguson on shorter see if “El Cucuy” wishes to just take the struggle.
“I’m presently going Oct. 24th, I’m by now making fat, so indeed, I would definitely fight him. He’s sort of the only dude that I’m fascinated in battling ideal now. It is already been talked about, so you really don’t increase any names to that hat when a person in the top rated 5 is by now talked about,” Chandler explained.
In accordance to Chandler, the UFC available him to both equally Ferguson and Poirier, but each adult men reportedly turned down the struggle. Poirier, rather, would seem likely to battle Conor McGregor later this 12 months, but Ferguson is still without having a fight.
“Tony Ferguson was on the desk, he stated no. Dustin Poirier was on the desk, he reported no. Since Dustin Poirier has stated indeed to Conor (McGregor) and I consider Conor has claimed yes to Dustin. So that leaves Tony Ferguson. Which is why I reported in his way with all caps on Twitter, I reported you already turned down a fight against me on the most significant card of the year. This card was going to have a ton of eyeballs and we could’ve been the co-most important party and got this match heading as he likes to converse. I could’ve stepped on his mat and see how points shake out. I believe I go out there and beat Tony Ferguson and I right away place myself on the title photograph,” Chandler mentioned.
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