Dominance MMA administration CEO Ali Abdelaziz has labeled Michael Chandler “pretend” after the light-weight referred to as out UFC star Conor McGregor.
Admitting that he does not like both fighter, Abdelaziz claimed that Chandler’s new trash-talking persona is as a result of he is watched WWE. With that, he prompt that Chandler’s present character does not symbolize the actual ‘Iron’.
The 36-year-old demanded a combat with the ‘Infamous’ star after his efficiency at UFC 274. Chandler stepped into the octagon with fan favorite Tony Ferguson, however shattered their hearts after he landed one of the vital devastating front-kick KO’s in MMA historical past.
Talking to Sherdog, Ali Abdelaziz admitted that he thinks each Michael Chandler and Conor McGregor are disrespectful and unhealthy for the game.
“Something [Conor] McGregor does, folks tune in. He has a pretend military, you already know, not an actual military. Michael Chandler too. This man in Bellator, he by no means speak however now he speak as a result of he watched a few WWE movies and he acts like The Undertaker or one thing. It is all pretend and never actual you already know. The true is Khabib [Nurmagomedov], Justin Gaethje, Kamaru Usman.”
Catch Ali Abdelaziz’s interview with Sherdog.com right here:
Conor McGregor responded to Chandler on Twitter and admitted he’d have an interest within the combat at 170 kilos. The Irishman is at present recovering from harm and is anticipated to return to full health by the tip of the yr or early 2023.
‘Iron’ is not the one light-weight to have referred to as for a combat with McGregor, nevertheless. Former light-weight champion Charles Oliveira, who will combat subsequent for the vacant title, has additionally revealed his curiosity in combating the 33-year-old.
Dana White desires Michael Chandler vs. Conor McGregor
Though Conor McGregor’s returns to the UFC have at all times been met with anticipation, by no means earlier than has there been as many questions as to who the previous champ-champ will face.
It appears as if virtually each fighter within the octagon has thrown their identify into the hat. McGregor’s combined leads to the UFC as of late clearly have not dampened the demand for fighters to try to earn a win, and a payday, by combating the Irishman.
Though there has nonetheless been no official phrase on an opponent or return date for, UFC president Dana White admitted he’d like to see Michael Chandler vs. Conor McGregor.
Talking to TMZ Sports activities, White stated:
“I actually like Chandler vs. Conor after Chandler’s final combat. There’s loads of fights to make. I don’t know if [Masvidal vs. McGregor] is the one, however we’ll see what the panorama seems like when Conor comes again. I’m simply saying, after his final interview, his final combat, Conor is ranked No. 8, he’s ranked No. 5 — it makes a whole lot of sense proper now.”
Ought to the UFC ebook a combat between the No.5 and No.8-ranked lightweights, it is unclear whether or not the combat could be at 155 kilos or the 170, like Chandler initially prompt.
McGregor, who’s recovering from harm, is strolling round with a bulked physique and would doubtless choose to not have to chop a whole lot of weight for his subsequent combat.
Watch Dana White’s interview with TMZ Sports activities right here: