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UFC star Michael Chandler has pushed again towards the concept of retiring from blended martial arts.
On the age of 36, Michael Chandler has already achieved an awesome deal on this sport.
Along with being one of the crucial thrilling fighters in Bellator historical past, in addition to a champion with the promotion, he’s been in a position to make a seamless transition over to the Final Preventing Championship.
It’s been just a little over two years since ‘Iron Mike’ made the soar and in that point, he’s gone 2-2 with the UFC.
Alas, that doesn’t actually inform the total story, as all 4 of his contests had been unbelievably thrilling and all of them had been ultra-competitive.
So whereas his losses to Justin Gaethje and Charles Oliveira served as setbacks, he’s additionally secured highlight-reel finishes over Dan Hooker and, most just lately, Tony Ferguson.
Nonetheless, the light-weight sensation understands that he’s within the twilight of his profession, which is why his reply to a query about his future was so intriguing within the following interview.
Video: Michael Chandler has no instant retirement plans
“I’m gonna stick round for a short while, for positive. I’m in right here with the most effective group on this planet, coaching towards a number of the greatest guys on this planet. I’m outpacing 22 yr olds in right here. My mind and my thoughts and every part is sharp as a result of I’ve been doing it for therefore lengthy, I’m assured in my skills, and I by no means get out of form. I stay a real well being and wellness, health way of life.”
“I’ve bought lots of fights left in me, clearly I wish to hold preventing the highest guys. If I beat Poirier, I feel I is perhaps subsequent in line for the title.”
Chandler went on to notice that whereas he needs to maintain preventing, he gained’t be competing into his 40s.
The following hurdle
Arguably the most important hurdle of Michael Chandler’s profession awaits him subsequent month as he gears up for a gathering with Dustin Poirier at UFC 281.
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The pair have had some unhealthy blood in current instances stemming from remarks made on each side, however within the current day, the one major objective for each is to get again to a spot whereby they will try to develop into UFC light-weight champion.
Given their historical past of placing on absolute bangers, it’s not laborious to image this being a Struggle of the Evening contender at Madison Sq. Backyard.