Greatest Fighting Championship (UFC) recently put pen to paper to get a single of the major lightweights not presently competing within the Octagon.
Previous Bellator MMA 155-pound champion Michael Chandler.
Whilst early studies proposed that Chandler was going to toss palms with Tony Ferguson at UFC 254, “Iron” will alternatively serve as an alternate for the Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje shell out-for each-view (PPV) title struggle on Oct. 24 in Abu Dhabi.
Promotion President Dana White dropped the news on SportsCenter.
“Eventually difficult get the job done pays off, you just have to nonetheless be standing there when it does,” Chandler told ESPN. “I’m humbled by the option and can’t hold out to go establish what I have been indicating for the past 11 decades that I’m the greatest 155er in the globe.”
Chandler (21-5), who turned 34 again in April, is coming off back again-to-back knockout victories above Sidney Outlaw and Benson Henderson and has now captured five of his last 6. “Iron” is celebrated for his all-action offense, which accounts for 16 finishes in 21 wins.
Maybe this new switch of activities usually means there is still hope for this lightweight showdown?