With a loss at last weekend’s UFC 268 event, Michael Chandler further moved away from a new chance to become a champion. However, despite the failure, Chandler gained a large number of new fans who delighted him with his warrior approach and uncompromising fight against Gaethje.
Chandler can’t regret the defeat much, Gaethje was simply a slightly better fighter, and they both did their best through those 15 minutes. It seems that "Iron" does not even plan to mourn for a long time because he has already called out Conor McGregor.
Namely, Michael posted a mounted photo via his Twitter profile, which shows him and the mega-popular Irishman, while writing "2022", alluding that he hopes for that fight next year. "Notorious" reacted rather "tamely" and responded to Chandler without any "trash talk" and showing disrespect.
Considering McGregor’s Twitter outbursts, which have become more frequent in recent months, the tone in which Conor reacted to his call-out is quite surprising. ''I’m down at some stage for sure. Great fight the other night Mike, congrats!
'' McGregor replied to Chandler's call-out Michael Chandler is aware of how big the match against Conor McGregor is, and after the great match that Chandler provided against Gaethje, his "shares" have also risen.
Michael is certainly happy about the fact that Conor sees the point in their match with each other and he did not fail to thank the Irishman. McGregor is currently recovering from a left leg fracture he suffered in the seventh month against Dustin Poirier.
Optimistic forecasts say that "Notorious" could be back in the cage during the fourth or fifth month of next year. Chandler would certainly be willing to wait until then, but the question is who UFC leaders, but also Conor himself, see as the best option for a comeback match after an injury The UFC’s biggest star is currently in a string of two defeats in a row and needs a win to stay relevant in the top category.
Michael Chandler as a top grappler may be stylistically awkward for Conor, but it’s a very exciting match, at least on paper. It would certainly be a big fight, especially if we take into account that McGregor must win if he wants to be competitive, but Chandler also has the imperative to win after a couple of unsuccessful performances.
It’s weird to see that McGregor doesn’t use trash talk for now, but we don’t rule out the possibility that it will happen