Michael Chandler is ‘definitely interested in a Tony Ferguson fight’

Michael Chandler is ‘definitely interested in a Tony Ferguson fight’

A strive in opposition to between Michael Chandler and extinct UFC intervening time champion Tony Ferguson has been talked about plenty of times but hasn’t come to fruition.

Ferguson has accused Chandler of warding off the matchup, but Chandler refutes those claims.

“Tony is an spell binding cat. We’re in January so we’re eight or ten weeks eliminated from the strive in opposition to (Chandler’s strive in opposition to in opposition to Justin Gaethje at UFC 268 on Nov. 6), ten weeks eliminated from the strive in opposition to per chance, or whatever it is. It took me six weeks to enhance from the final one to indubitably pause hobbling spherical. I heard one thing final week that he desired to strive in opposition to me in February, which turn into five weeks thought,” Chandler acknowledged during an appearance on The MMA Hour.

“At any time when a man says, ‘howdy, I desire to strive in opposition to this guy, but I desire more cash,’ or ‘I desire to strive in opposition to this guy, but it completely have to be on this date. I desire to strive in opposition to this guy, but it completely have to be at this weight’ – At any time whereas you add these caveats and asterisks, are you indubitably inquiring for the strive in opposition to, or are you simplest doing it on your terms, or in a scenario the set you perceive a man’s no longer ready to strive in opposition to? I’m no longer ready to strive in opposition to in February. It’s five weeks away,” Chandler acknowledged.

“I’d love to strive in opposition to Tony, but we’ve purchased to understand it on a protracted-established timeframe.”

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A strive in opposition to with Ferguson makes rather about a sense to Chandler. It’s a strive in opposition to that he desires, for plenty of reasons, but Chandler isn’t intriguing to buy short-thought fights at this level in his profession.

“Tony is Tony, and I admire the guy. Treasure the style that he fights. Would love to strive in opposition to him. Would love to part the octagon with him, but it completely’s purchased to be on a protracted-established timeframe. Each person is aware of what a protracted-established timeframe is. You wish eight to ten weeks to practice for a strive in opposition to. I buy this sport very critically. I buy these fights very critically, so no, I’m no longer going to strive in opposition to a man on five-weeks thought,” Chandler acknowledged.

“I mediate a Tony strive in opposition to assessments many of the containers that I’m taking a thought for.”

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