Tony Ferguson desires to battle once more in 2020 and has known as out new UFC light-weight Michael Chandler. The previous Bellator light-weight champion was the backup for the title battle at UFC 254 in case both Khabib Nurmagomedov or Justin Gaethje fell out of the battle.

Ferguson took to Twitter in typical trend addressing Chandler, responding to his earlier callout. The 34-year-old had known as out Ferguson on Twitter after the battle between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier was confirmed by Dana White for January twenty third. 

Jan. 23 on Combat Island, if the whole lot goes in response to plans of the bout. There are a ton of if’s proper now. I’ve to see the place the world is at within the subsequent couple of months.

Conor McGregor additionally appeared to substantiate the figth on Instagram: 

I’m very grateful to be about to return and get to do what I really like once more. I sit up for the contemporary take a look at Dustin will deliver since our first bout, whereas additionally showcasing my very own extremely deep cache of weaponry. … See you guys quickly.

Consequently, Chandler then known as out Tony Ferguson since everybody else within the higher echelons of the division appear to be booked.

Tony Ferguson desires to battle Michael Chandler to shut out 2020 

Tony Ferguson has been one of many standout fighters within the UFC for the most effective a part of the last decade. ‘El Cucuy’ is 12-1 since 2013, dropping solely to Justin Gaethje earlier in 2020. 

Michael Chandler poses on the scale during the UFC 254 weigh-in
Michael Chandler poses on the dimensions through the UFC 254 weigh-in

Chandler beat Benson Henderson at Bellator 243 to earn his contract with the UFC, with the promotion ready to supply him a prime 5 opponent within the light-weight division. A bunch of light-weight contenders like Dan Hooker and Paul Felder have known as out Chandler previously two months, however he is been holding out for fights towards increased ranked fighters. 

The UFC might guide the battle between Tony Ferguson and Michael Chandler for UFC 256, which is predicted to be headlined by UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan and top-ranked contender Aljamain Sterling. A co-main occasion with Ferguson will immediately make the headlines. 

It’s going to be attention-grabbing to see how Chandler does within the UFC, having misplaced to Patrício ‘Pitbull’ Freire in Bellator again in 2019 – who’s, for all intents and functions, a featherweight.

Though an excellent wrestler, Chandler needs to be cautious of Ferguson’s jiu-jitsu arsenal in the event that they do battle. 

Revealed 14 Nov 2020, 12:36 IST



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