UFC lightweight contender Michael Chandler says that his fight with Justin Gaethje at UFC 268 will be violent and he is totally ready for the violence that Justin brings to the table. UFC recently revealed its full main card of the UFC 268. The card is set to take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 6, 2021. The event will be headlined by the much anticipated welterweight championship rematch between champion Kamaru Usman and his arch-rival Colby Covington. In the co-main event, UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas is set to defend her title against the former champion Weili Zhang.
Michael Chandler says he is ready for Violence at UFC 268
Former UFC lightweight title challenger Michael Chandler is set to fight the no.2 ranked lightweight contender in the world Justin Gaethje. The duo has been going back and forth against each other on social media and had expressed interest in fighting each other. Now the UFC made the fight official for the biggest event of this year UFC 268 which takes place in November.
Speaking to MMAjunkie.com ahead of UFC 268, Chandler talked about his matchup with Justin Gaethje and predicted that he expects it to be a violent fight and he is ready for the challenges that Justin brings. He also stated that he is going to be the aggressive one in the fight and that he will be walking forward in the fight.
“I think we go out there, we find out who takes the first backwards step, we get into a brawl and we have a blast. I’m going to come forward, I’m going to get in (Gaethje’s) face, I’m going to take the center of the octagon. I’m ready for violence, I’m ready for bloodshed and I’m ready for action to give the fans at home a phenomenal show. So (Gaethje should) pack a lunch, show up, eat hearty – because we’ve got some work to do,” Chandler said.
“All I’ve been trying to do for 13 years is give the fans, fireworks,” Chandler said. “I haven’t had a better opponent for that since Eddie Alvarez, and that was years ago at this point. I’m excited about it. I think Justin Gaethje is a consummate professional and an exciting fighter.”
UFC 268 Card:
- Champion Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington – for the welterweight title
- Champion Rose Namajunas vs. Zhang Weili – for women’s strawweight title
- Michael Chandler vs. Justin Gaethje
- Luke Rockhold vs. Sean Strickland
- Frankie Edgar vs. Marlon Vera
- Bobby Green vs. Al Iaquinta
- Irene Aldana vs. Germaine de Randamie
- Nassourdine Imavov vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
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