Michael Chandler has decided to respond to critics to the outcry that has been in the public eye for a long time. They said that Chandler must not sign a contract with the UFC because he uses illicit substances, ie he is doped.
But Chandler had no problem with that; he said that if necessary they should test him immediately or at any time to see that he was clean “Here I am now taking a fight, October 24 possibly, which is 11 weeks removed from my previous fight [against Benson Henderson],” Chandler told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto in a recent interview (h/t Abhinav Kini of The Body Lock MMA).
“So it wasn’t like I’m coming into the UFC and saying, ‘hey guys, I need a year. Give me a year before I step into the cage.’
"No, test me now. Test me ASAP. So I don’t need time. I’m excited about that.
To lay that to rest, I’m excited to be a year clean, two years, three years, four years — you’re not going to hear me say anything about it." , as quoted by bloodyellbow “I’m just going to quietly, silently continue to do my hard work, supplement correctly, live a champion lifestyle and expand people’s minds about what the human body is capable of.
I realized long ago I was put into this sport to expand people’s view of the human condition, the human spirit, what the human body is capable of”.
He will be glad to show he is clean
He also responded to mechanic Joe Schm who told him that his appearance is the result of the training he has every day and that he knows his body best which he regularly prepares for fights.
In the end, he is happy to confirm that he is clean and that he will be able to fight and show how good he is “Now you got to remember, this is Joe Schmo who is a car mechanic telling me I’m on PEDs because he lifts two days a week at 24 Hour Fitness.
Well, listen Joe. I’ve been doing this for two decades now, training twice a day, 360 days a year, having access to world class healthcare, opportunities, science because my body has been my vehicle, my vessel in which I feed my family.
"So if I look a certain way, it’s because of hard work. The great thing is I get to prove that now. I am very, very happy that the UFC implemented USADA and as soon as they did, I’ve been chomping at the bit and I said I can’t wait to get into that testing pool and here we are”.