Former light-weight champion Michael Chandler says he’s cherished combating for Bellator nevertheless it received’t be an element when he testing free company.
Chandler has spent most of his skilled profession with Bellator however now has only one combat left on his contract. The 34-year-old has beforehand gone on report to say he’ll check free company and is open to signing for both UFC or ONE Championship.
Chatting with MMA Preventing Chandler defined he’d fortunately end his profession with Bellator however insists cash will dictate the place he finally ends up combating subsequent, he stated.
“I’ve been on report saying I’d be very pleased if I’m a Bellator fighter for the remainder of my profession and I retire with Bellator and I proceed to pour into the corporate that has poured into me. We’ve had an excellent, symbiotic, mutually useful relationship. But in addition on the similar token, I’m a prize fighter who fights for his household, his spouse and his son, and our future and our platform and what we will do collectively. I’ve received to make the perfect choice for me and my household. As of proper now, Bellator has not include a suggestion we have now accepted. We’re type of in that limbo the place I’m going to coach and do my job similar to some other athlete who’s coming as much as the tip of their contract.”
The UFC light-weight division is arguably essentially the most stacked in all of MMA. That is one thing that hasn’t gone unnoticed by Chandler who appears recreation to thrown down with the perfect 155’ers on this planet, he stated.
“For me clearly, I’ve loved my time with Bellator and all the massive fights that I’ve had ,however in fact, there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t get in comparison with these different folks or followers don’t attain out on social and say ‘I’d like to see you combat this man or that man’.”
“Proper now, Khabib [Nurmagomedov] is the No. 1 man on this planet, and rightly so – he’s undefeated. You then’ve received Tony Ferguson proper there nipping at his heels, and he’s on a 12-fight win streak, then you definitely’ve received Justin Gaethje stepping in. The panorama of all the world is a deep one at light-weight.”
Who ought to Michael Chandler signal with subsequent?