Michael Chandler says his power will be to much for Tony Ferguson

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UFC lightweight title challenger Michael Chandler feels that his power will be too much for Tony Ferguson in their fight. According to the latest reports, UFC is finalizing a fight between top lightweight fighter Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson. The duo is rumoured to face each other at UFC 274. The event will be headlined by the lightweight title fight between lightweight champion Charles Oliveira and top contender Justin Gaethje. The fight between Tony Ferguson and Michael Chandler is not yet finalized but the promotion is keen on making this fight a done deal. Both fighters are coming off losses and this fight perfectly makes sense for both of them.

Ahead of his targeted fight against Tony Ferguson, Michael Chandler has given his prediction for the fight and gave away a detailed analysis of how he feels the fight may play out and what are his advantages over Tony Ferguson.

“I think my biggest advantage, I think I’m just basic and I’m going to keep a high pace … we know Tony can keep a high pace, but I think it’s going to be a little bit sharper,” Michael Chandler told CBS Sports. “I think my power is going to be a lot for him. I think I’m going to have a speed advantage and an athleticism advantage. I think I’m good in all the areas that Tony is good at. I think he’s got very slick jiu-jitsu. I have yet to ever be caught in a submission, so I don’t see Tony catching me in anything like that. But he is very dangerous on the ground. I think his biggest attribute, his biggest strength and the thing that people fear the most is he’s got a little bit of a screw loose” Michael Chandler said.

“That’s what excites everybody about these matchups. You never know what you’re going to get whenever Tony steps into the octagon – whether reaching down, throwing imaginary sand in your face or he’s doing spinning elbows and spinning kicks and knees and all kinds of stuff. He’s just unpredictable, so you’ve got to expect the unexpected when you’re fighting Tony Ferguson. He’s a hard guy to prepare for. Therefore, it’s going to be a very interesting training camp: Try to keep it light, have a little bit of fun and show up on fight night and hopefully get a finish” Michael Chandler said.

According to Michael Chandler, the fight will soon be announced and he says he is preparing for the fight already and is ready to compete in the summer of 2022.

“As far as how far along it is, I’m assuming that is my next fight sometime this summer,” Chandler said. “I don’t know the exact date or the location, but that’s who I’m training for. That’s who I’m watching the film of. That’s who I’m thinking of fighting – getting in shape, laying a good groundwork, a good foundation right now to go into a nice hard training camp for a fight this summer. I’m all systems go for a Tony Ferguson fight, so we’ll see when we get the contract signed and get this thing, moved along and get announced” Michael Chandler said.
“I don’t know if I want to wait till July, but I would definitely like to fight on an International Fight Week. So maybe I go run through Tony before that and then I can fight again in July. We’ll see” Michael Chandler said.


  • Michael Chandler talks about his fight against Tony Ferguson

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