Michael Chandler (21–5), one of the best MMA fighters in the world, challenged Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin gaethje. After advising that he would not continue working with Bellator MMA, he affirmed that he is going to the UFC to stay with the title. The three-time World Lightweight Champion wants to face the two who will fight for the belt at UFC 254, but, in the last hours, he left new words directly directed at them.
“I think Justin Gaethje looked like the best lightweight in the world in May when he fought Tony Ferguson. That version of Justin gaethje, who walked into that cage calm and confident, smart and sharp, fighting with the tenacity that he normally brings, but not the overly eager Justin Gaethje fighter, is the best. ‘I want to rip your head off’ that we are used to seeing, that was the best version of Justin Gaethje we’ve ever seen, “he began.
In this way, Michael He also mentioned: «Now, you keep in mind that Justin gaethje He was a Division I fighter, you keep in mind that we haven’t seen his wrestling, but you know he has great athleticism, great hips, great instincts inside the cage. I think he represents the best threat we’ve seen so far against a guy like Khabib. But I still think you’re crazy if you bet against Khabib«.
His vision of UFC 254
You’re crazy if you bet against him not killing Justin. Are you crazy if you think Justin he’s going to be able to go in there and land combinations at will like he’s Tony Ferguson. The reason I like the Tony Ferguson fight is that he is a standing target. It’s a parked target. Take punches to hit later down the line. On the other hand, this time it will not be like that and all that changes, “the ex-Bellator warned, understanding what could happen at UFC 254.
«Khabib not that guy. Your leg kicks won’t be as effective with your heels. His power shots, his hooks, are not going to be that effective either. And I think we’re still going to see, I’m not going to say dominant victory for Khabib, but I think we’re going to see a lot of the same kind of Khabib fight, just in a less dominant way, “he concluded by saying. Michael Chandler, who is eager to make it to the UFC to dominate the division and be the best on the planet.