After Khabib Nurmagomedov’s victory over Conor Mcgregor and the subsequent brawl at UFc 229, many fans have declared him as the most dominant fighter in the UFC. One fighter though disagrees with that statement and believes that he has the perfect combination of skills to beat the UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The fighter is none other than former Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler and he claims that many of Khabib’s fellow countrymen agree with his claims. “There was a ton of people over my social media – all channels – as well as direct messages, people from Russia and from Dagestan, that were very complimentary of me and think I am the only guy that beat Khabib.”
Chandler says that this is not a callout though, he is just making a statement and people are welcome to dissect it as they please.
“I didn’t say, ‘Hey, Khabib, let’s fight in November at Madison Square Garden,’” Chandler said. “I made an assertion and a statement and let everyone else pick it apart, whether they like it or don’t like it.”
Many people were turned off by the way Khabib behaved after his win and Chandler says a lot of Khabib’s countrymen weren’t happy.
“There’s fellow countrymen that don’t like Khabib, especially when you disrespect your country or your religion like that,” Chandler said. “Obviously, the Muslim culture is not what he displayed, as well as the Russian culture. So there were a lot of people that weren’t happy about that.
“I don’t have a problem with what he did. He was standing up for himself, and there was a dude in (Conor McGregor’s) corner trying to provoke him.”
There is a small hiccup in the match up which is that both the fighters fight in different promotions. It remains to be seen if Khabib’s disputes with Dana White may cause him to jump ship resulting in this monumental super fight.