Michael Chandler is all up for his next endeavor in the ring and is not only fixated on Conor McGregor.
A former three time Bellator lightweight champion, Chandler has grown into one of the fan favourites in the UFC, despite a 2-3 record in the Octagon. Nonetheless, ‘Iron’ is one of the biggest names in the lightweight division right now.
Ever since he switched promotions, Chandler has been calling for a money fight against the biggest star of MMA, Conor McGregor. He has called out the former double champ on numerous occasions, and ‘The Notorious’ has also responded positively to the challenge.
All that being said, if a McGregor vs Chandler fight does not happen, the latter does have a viable alternative- taking on Jorge Masvidal for that ‘BMF’ status.
Speaking to Brett Okamoto of ESPN recently, Chandler revealed his interest in taking on ‘Gamebred’ for the symbolic title.
“You tell me who the BMF is right now, in the UFC. You tell me who the BMF is, you tell me who the fans, if we did a poll right now of ‘Who’s the baddest mother-fudger in the UFC?’ I think I got a couple awards on my mantle right now, I think I’ll add a couple more… But that BMF belt sure would look good next to them,” said Chandler.
“Is it a fight I’ve really thought a ton about in the past? Not really. But daggum, tell me that wouldn’t get the juices flowing for the entire mixed martial arts world. Michael Chandler vs Jorge Masvidal for the BMF belt, the Rock walking in with it over his shoulder, and then handing it to me 15 minutes later,” he added. [H/T MMA News]
.@MikeChandlerMMA vs. @GamebredFighter would be EPIC 😤
(via @bokamotoESPN) pic.twitter.com/refbFhAby4
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) November 20, 2022
The ‘BMF’ title has been on display in the Octagon only once, when Masvidal faced Nate Diaz at UFC 244. Masvidal won the fight via first round TKO and it was The Rock who put the belt on him. Since then, the promotion has hinted that the belt will be up for grabs again when the right fight comes along.
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