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Michael Chandler not interested in 'changing courses' to face Islam Makhachev at UFC 254

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

Michael Chandler is readying himself to compete on Oct. 24, but he won't fight just anyone.
Chandler is serving as a backup fighter for the main event between lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, but said that he isn't interested in fighting Islam Makhachev , who recently lost his opponent.
Makhachev was slated to face Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 254, but the former UFC lightweight champion was forced out after he tested positive for COVID-19. Makhachev declared his interest in facing Chandler, but Chandler said he wasn't interested. As a result, Makhachev...
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Michael Chandler celebrates his freedom as he emerges from quarantine for UFC 254 fight week

Michael Chandler celebrates his freedom as he emerges from quarantine for UFC 254 fight week

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

Michael Chandler is out of quarantine, and the former Bellator lightweight champion clearly cannot wait to get his first UFC fight week underway.
Chandler's first experience of a UFC fight week will be unlike anything previous UFC newcomers have experienced as he prepares for a fight that, if all goes to plan, won't actually happen.
Chandler is in Abu Dhabi as a replacement fighter for the UFC 254 main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje, but isn't booked to face anyone else on Saturday's fight card.
It means he's set to go through the full fight week process - from the...
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