Michael Chandler, one of the most looming lightweights, has been an eminent persona of the Bellator MMA since 2010. However, it seems that ‘Iron’ Chandler is finally done with the promotion.
After becoming a free-agent, Chandler has been rumored to set his foot in several MMA promotions of the world, including the likes of ONE Championship and UFC. It was also speculated that Chandler might renew his contract with Bellator.
That said, UFC welterweight Gilbert Burns has teased the ‘Iron’s’ inception into the UFC with a surprise video on Twitter.
Gilbert Burns reveals a sneak peek of Michael Chandler and USADA
Burns posted the video signaling Chandler’s recent meet up with the US Anti-doping agency.
The video shows a smiling Chandler making his way into the office as members of USADA awaits. The clip did not reveal much, but Burns’ caption is worth taking a note.
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) September 2, 2020
“What’s going on here”, wrote Burns and tagged Dana White, Chandler, and USADA. There’s no denying that it is a clear tease for the fans as they continue to speculate on the scenario.
Well, if Chandler actually lands up in the UFC, it will be a treat for the fight fans. ‘Iron’ Chandler has been a champion in the Bellator, boasting a pro-record of 21-5. He can test himself against some of the best lightweights of the world, by entering the UFC roster.
Top two picks for Michael Chandler on UFC debut
The lightweight roster in UFC is filled with some legit hard-hitters and Chandler can only deepen the roster with his entry. Heres’ top three picks for Chandler on his UFC debut.
The Hangman is an elite striker who possesses some intense power on his fists. On his best day, Hooker can be a deadly force inside the cage.
Thus, he can drag Chandler to the corner if ‘Iron’ signs the paper with Dana White.
‘The Raging’ Al Iaquinta is also a rising prospect and an experienced fighter. He can be a good test for Chander’s UFC debut. Not to forget, Iaquinta went to the distance against Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Thus, Chandler might have to work more on his skills against him.
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