Michael Chandler on Tony Ferguson: "El Cucuy is the scariest guy in the division" | UFC 254

Published Oct 20 2020 at 7:17 PM GMT
  • Former Bellator champion and new UFC signee Michael Chandler inked a deal to be a back-up to the UFC 254 main event showdown between lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim titleholder Justin Gaethje.
  • Chandler was originally looking to book a fight with fellow top contender Tony "El Cucuy" Ferguson and fight at UFC 254.
  • The two of them would then be on hand as a back-up if either main eventer fell out.
  • That bout didn't come together, but Chandler was still enlisted to travel to UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi to prepare as if he were fighting, make weight, and be ready to step in if anything happened to either main event fighter.
  • The odds of that are unlikely, so it isn't surprising if Chandler looks ahead to whom he believes will be his first opponent in the Octagon.




  • Published Oct 20, 2020 7:17 PM GMT