Michael Chandler has officially signed with UFC, per Dana White on SportsCenter.
Kyle Kuzma said a message from vet Tyson Chandler last year stuck with him: "I’ve been in the league for 18 years, and only been to the Finals once.”
UFC signs Michael Chandler, per Dana White on @SportsCenter
. He will be the backup for Khabib vs. Gaethje in October. Huge news. And happy for Chandler. He was always grateful and happy at Bellator, but he's wanted to face UFC lightweights for a long time.
Michael Chandler has officially signed with UFC, Dana White announced on @SportsCenter
Chandler will serve as a backup fighter for the #UFC254 main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje.
According to sources, UFC offered Dustin Poirier the Michael Chandler fight yesterday but they couldn't come to terms. One issue was the same as before - pay - but also sources say DP wanted to show the same loyalty to Tony Ferguson, who advocated for him both publicly/privately.
The UFC Lightweight division is the most stacked division in the sport.
IF UFC 4 PUTS MICHAEL CHANDLER IN THE GAME BEFORE THEY PUT IN CALVIN KATTAR I WILL BE LIVID
Just a simple thought, don’t blame or get mad with Chandler to take this opportunity to sign with the ufc and be a back up in a title fight! He is a work horse always ready! Opportunity shows up he said YES! Like everyone that’s complaining would do the same! +💭
Dana White just announced on SportsCenter the UFC has signed Michael Chandler to serve as a backup for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje at #UFC254
Let's not get distracted by the shiny object (Chandler) and keep our eyes on the real fight. Pay these guys accordingly and give us that 5 round classic. https://t.co/GSP1vmTkKy
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I've been waiting for chandler to join the UFC year, but what type of sense does it make for a man who hasn't even fight in the promotion yet to serve as a back up to a title fight over someone like tony
#49ers' LT Trent Williams still is very, very good. Here's a bunch of clips of him pass-blocking and run-blocking against Chandler Jones.
If 71 keeps this up, he's going to be an All-Pro and on his way to a big pay-day again. https://t.co/BxrzJwtLVx
Imagine your Michael Chandler and finally get your shot at the UFC and they give you khabib? 😆
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This seems like such a no-brainer. Bellator seemed more than OK with parting ways. And while I'm told PFL threw a buttload of money his way, too, Chandler goes with the UFC – where he can potentially build his legacy even further. I love it.
The UFC has done an awful job managing this situation
Chandler doesn’t deserve a back up spot
Tony vs Dustin needs to happen for the LW division and for both of their legacies
Dustin has earned a pay raise
Dana white needs to fix this mess, end of story!
The first 30 seconds of Michael Chandler's first fight with Underground King Eddie Alvarez is one of the few all time classics you've probably never heard of #MMATwitter #UFC #MMA #BELLATOR #UFC254 https://t.co/8byRe6YRFY
Buy ya own ps5 kings, the min they wanna start some shit they gone want the game back or use that to come over after you kick her ass out. You don’t need that stressed
Michael Chandler to #UFC to serve as a back up for Nurmagomedov Vs. Gaethje #UFC254
Another huge coup for the UFC as they announced the signing of Michael Chandler. What does this mean and is it a case of too little, too late? Read what @PrestonEkdahl
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I know what you're saying, but then I also remember the two Alvarez fights. Chandler is a weird one.
Just got a blue alert warning in Chandler. Anyone in the area have details?