Although it is not known what will happen to Michael Chandler (21–5), he himself took time to challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov. After not renewing his contract with Bellator MMA, he wants to have a shot at the UFC for the title. The three-time World Lightweight Champion of this company wants to return to the leading entity. For this reason, he hopes to be able to convince the Russian to face in the Octagon, whom he trusts will win with ease.
«I think I am the better fighter than him. That is not to disrespect your wrestling. I think he has proven to be the most dominant fighter in Mixed Martial Arts, the most dominant fighter in the world. What he does to boys, he shows up with reckless abandon, pushes you against the cage, picks you up, puts you down, and sets you how he wants. Full saddle, side shield, crucifix, half guard or on his guard, the guy is dangerous everywhere, “he began, confident that he could be the best in the world.
Know what he’s up against
While nothing is confirmed, it warns that Nurmagomedov it won’t be a problem for him: “I’ll say that he never, as far as I know, fought a Division 1 fighter. I don’t think he ever fought anyone who is an All-American. There is only one different race out there. There is a different breed between a high school fighter who got into Mixed Martial Arts and stopped wrestling many years ago and a guy like me who was a Division 1 All-American fight. “
Khabib’s game plan isn’t going to bring me down, I don’t think. If he knocks me down, he won’t hold me down. I’m going to be able to take him down unlike everyone else who’s been up to fighting him. As we saw in the fight Khabib Against Al Iaquinta, when he can’t take you down he starts to resort to a bit of sporadicity. A little seeds of doubt are planted in his head because he knows that he does not have a great blow, he knows that his ability to win the fight is based on him being able to get in his face, to get against the cage and pick you up and hold you », asserted Michael, making his position clear.
Fans ask for this crossover
To close, preview something that can happen: Michael Chandler vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov. That’s the game plan: don’t beat yourself down. But that’s everyone’s game plan. So I’m going to sit here and say they won’t take me down. You won’t be able to see it until October 24, or somewhere below. Because I will fight Khabib Nurmagomedov for the title in the near future. I have no doubt that it will. I am confident of it and I will overcome it, it will not be a problem for me. Get ready for it. Now the question is: will the crossing happen?