Michael Chandler fought the last struggle on his contract at Bellator 243 when he picked up a first spherical victory against Benson Henderson. With the talk of moving into free company, the former lightweight champion had to entertain concerns about likely lightweight match ups with other individuals in his course, which includes Conor McGregor.
Even exterior of the UFC, when talking about high profile matchups that are in the 145 to 170-pound body weight class, a query about struggling with McGregor looks to often pop up. When it did at the publish-struggle media scrum following Bellator 243, Chandler experienced praise for what McGregor experienced finished for the sport.
“I’ve constantly cherished what he has done with the sport I have in no way once hated on him,” Chandler explained of McGregor and extra, “In the extremely beginning I did say that he’s not as fantastic as he thinks he is, but he’s superior than we consider he is and he continued to show that.” Chandler even now believes that to be the situation with McGregor.
As significantly as how they match up, Chandler mentioned, “As significantly as that struggle goes I finish Conor in under two in my opinion. It’d be equivalent to shades of Diaz just one. Use him down, hit him with hard photographs, just take every single solitary a person of his pictures.” Like most, Chandler knows McGregor’s straight remaining punch has been his biggest weapon. He thinks if he can stay clear of that, the fight is his to win. Chandler stated, “You steer clear of that, wear him down a tiny little bit, make him see Jesus to set him out.”
“make him see Jesus to set him out.”
-Michael Chandler on Conor McGregor
McGregor has mentioned he is retired but seems to tease a return. Chandler has not entertained any gives just nevertheless, but the actuality that he has analyzed a probable match with McGregor would definitely make for an exciting bargaining chip to bring him into the UFC if equally events are fascinated.
Where by does Chandler go from here?