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Eddie Alvarez reveals advice for younger fighters on free agency, past plans for Michael Chandler trilogy

Once again a free agent, Eddie Alvarez wants up-and-coming MMA fighters to understand how valuable that opportunity really is.
After amicably parting ways with ONE Championship earlier this month, the former …read more

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Sonnen Defends Chandler After Makhachev Doubts

Former multi-weight UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen has given his take on the recent back and forth between Michael Chandler and Islam Makhachev. Next month at UFC 280, Makhachev will …read more

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Eddie Alvarez expresses interest in Michael Chandler trilogy fight: “Everybody wants to see that fight”

Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is down to run it back with Michael Chandler. ‘The Underground King’ was released from ONE Championship earlier this week. The decision was Alvarez’s …read more

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Dustin Poirier reveals he hoped for five-rounds against Michael Chandler at UFC 281: “The better fighter usually wins in the distance”

Former UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier wanted his UFC 281 return to be five rounds. ‘The Diamond’ has been out of action since his clash with Charles Oliveira last …read more

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Islam Makhachev responds after Michael Chandler suggests his praise is premature

Islam Makhachev has used social media to laugh off recent criticism from fellow UFC lightweight contender Michael Chandler. Next month at UFC 280, Islam Makhachev will finally attempt to capture …read more

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Michael Chandler takes aim at “premature praise” for Islam Makhachev: “We just can’t say that he’s that good yet”

UFC lightweight contender Michael Chandler believes we need to pump the breaks on praise for Islam Makhachev. The Russian has been out of action since his first-round TKO over Bobby …read more

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Dustin Poirier wishes Michael Chandler fight at UFC 281 was five rounds: 'I like to get a rhythm and a timing'

Dustin Poirier would have liked more time to work in his upcoming fight against Michael Chandler.
Poirier (28-7 MMA, 20-6 UFC) meets Chandler (23-7 MMA, 2-2 UFC) in a pivotal lightweight clash at …read more

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Islam Makhachev Strikes Back After Chandler’s Critical Comments

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev has hit back at Michael Chandler for recent comments the former Bellator champion made about his recent wins. Makhachev will face Charles Oliveira for the …read more

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Islam Makhachev to Michael Chandler: 'Please shut up and stay in line'

Kind of how The Rock would say it, Islam Makhachev would like Michael Chandler to know his role and shut his mouth.
Makhachev (22-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) made that very clear …read more

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‘It’s premature praise’ — Michael Chandler not sold on Islam Makhachev...yet

Islam Makhachev prepares to take on Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night 202. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Michael Chandler claims Islam Makhachev is …read more

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Michael Chandler criticizes ‘premature praise’ for Islam Makhachev: ‘He hasn’t really fought anybody’

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Michael Chandler knew that despite all of his accomplishments in Bellator MMA, he would still have to prove himself after …read more

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UFC 281 poster released featuring Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira, Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler, more

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Israel Adesanya headlines one of the most anticipated cards of the year.
The UFC middleweight champion is set …read more

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Video! Poirier, Chandler Discuss Bad Blood

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It’s an unlikely rivalry, but lightweights Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler have beefed for nearly a year heading into their …read more

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Poirier, Chandler address their beef ahead of UFC 281

Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler in a joint interview with Daniel Cormier on ESPN. | Screenshot from the ‘DC & RC Show’ on ESPN, via YouTube

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VIDEO: Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler clear beef on record – mediated by Daniel Cormier

Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler have history, and the most recent time they were seen near each other, well, let’s just say it wasn’t too amicable.
The two UFC lightweight contenders …read more

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Watch: Poirier & Chandler Address ‘Beef’ In Face-to-Face Interview

Fans who have been wondering just how serious the beef between Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler is ahead of their UFC 281 matchup now have something of an answer. If …read more

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Michael Chandler thinks Dustin Poirier is taking their fight too personal: ‘It’s never worked out’

Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler is the fight the people wanted, partly due to the “real” beef between the two which boiled over into a very public screaming match cage …read more

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Michael Chandler on why he thinks Dustin Poirier is taking UFC 281 fight personally

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Michael Chandler has had two direct run-ins with Dustin Poirier. One was before he was in the UFC, the other …read more

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Chandler Reluctantly Gives Ferguson Advice After UFC 279 Loss

UFC lightweight contender Michael Chandler feels that Tony Ferguson shouldn’t rush his Octagon return following a loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 279. Chandler will face former interim champion, Dustin …read more

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Chandler: Nate Diaz’s Exit Proves The UFC Is The Place To Be

UFC lightweight contender Michael Chandler believes that Nate Diaz’s future plans says a lot about where the promotion stands in combat sports. At UFC 279 this past weekend, Diaz fought …read more

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Michael Chandler expects title shot if he beats Dustin Poirier at UFC 281: 'I'm the next guy in line'

Michael Chandler doesn’t think he’s too far from another UFC title fight.
The former Bellator champion and top UFC lightweight contender believes if all goes well in his next outing, he …read more

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Chandler: White’s Denial Of UFC 279 Pay Raises Is ‘Respectable’

Lightweight contender Michael Chandler has defended Dana White following the UFC president’s comments on UFC 279 pay boosts. At the September 10 pay-per-view, six fighters collided with opponents who they’d …read more

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The MMA Hour with Michael Chandler, Gennadiy Golovkin, Cory Sandhagen, Eddie Hearn, and Daniel Rodriguez at 1 p.m. ET

The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life! Below is a rundown of Wednesday’s show, which begins at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. …read more

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UFC 279: Chimaev vs. Diaz main card preview - What does Tony Ferguson have left?

Tony Ferguson punching Michael Chandler at UFC 274 | Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Get the lowdown on the main card action of UFC 279, …read more

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Tony Ferguson not dwelling on Michael Chandler knockout loss ahead of UFC 279: “You get the f*ck back up, and do it again”

UFC welterweight contender Tony Ferguson isn’t worried about his return to the octagon. ‘El Cucuy’ has been out of action since his fight with Michael Chandler in May. In that …read more

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Michael Chandler still eyes Conor McGregor, but says it’s ‘foolish to hitch your wagon to that fight’

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Michael Chandler was willing to wait for a fight against Conor McGregor until it became clear that plan was just …read more

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Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler made official

Former interim champion Dustin Poirier enters the cage for his UFC 279 title fight with Charles Oliveira in December 2021. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC
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Michael Chandler reacts after fight with Dustin Poirier is made official for UFC 281

Michael Chandler has given his thoughts on his fight with Dustin Poirier being officially confirmed by the UFC. After a great deal of speculation in recent months, it’s finally been …read more

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[UPDATE] Poirier vs. Chandler Official For UFC 281 In MSG

A huge lightweight matchup between Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler is now official for UFC 281 in Madison Square Garden. The UFC heads to New York City every year since …read more

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With team behind him at UFC 279, Tony Ferguson calls welterweight home: 'I'm here to collect'

LAS VEGAS – Tony Ferguson doesn’t recall the immediate aftermath of being on the receiving end of Michael Chandler’s vicious front-kick knockout in May at UFC 274. He doesn’t remember …read more

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Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler official for UFC 281

Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler has been made official. For months, Poirier and Chandler have been going back and forth with one another hoping a fight would happen. They were …read more

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Michael Chandler vs. Dustin Poirier grudge match on tap for UFC 281 in New York

Michael Chandler and Dustin Poirier will settle their differences inside the octagon this fall at UFC 281.
After tensions have been mounting between the pair since Chandler (23-7 MMA, 2-2 UFC) …read more

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Poirier-Chandler clash being finalized for UFC 281

The UFC is finalizing a lightweight showdown between Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler for UFC 281 in November, UFC Chief Business Officer Hunter Campbell told ESPN on Wednesday. …read more

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Michael Chandler vs. Dustin Poirier official for UFC 281; Chandler inks new deal

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A targeted fight between Michael Chandler and Dustin Poirier is official for UFC 281.
Multiple people with …read more

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Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler Official for UFC 281 at Madison Square Garden

A previously rumored lightweight clash between Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler now has a date and venue. …read more

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Michael Chandler: McGregor’s Earned The Right To Long Recovery

UFC lightweight contender Michael Chandler wants a fight with Conor McGregor but also wants to see the Irish star take his time with his recovery. McGregor remains sidelined after suffering …read more

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Ferguson to fight at lightweight at UFC 279

Tony Ferguson before he fought Michael Chandler at UFC 274. | Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

El Cucy will return to the …read more

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Ahead of UFC 280 title fight, Islam Makhachev says Charles Oliveira has only finished strikers

Islam Makhachev says Charles Oliveira has yet to be tested on the ground.
Ex-champion Oliveira (33-8 MMA, 21-8 UFC) has finished Michael Chandler, Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje in title fights …read more

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Daniel Cormier not hot on Tony Ferguson moving to Jackson Wink: “I believe we all have a time, and I believe that time’s gone”

UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier believes Tony Ferguson’s gym switch came too late. ‘El Cucuy’ has been out of the octagon since his knockout loss to Michael Chandler in …read more

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Islam Makhachev: Charles Oliveira only accepted fight when UFC threatened to give it to Michael Chandler

Islam Makhachev is convinced Charles Oliveira initially was trying to dodge him.
Makhachev (22-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) meets Oliveira (33-8 MMA, 21-8 UFC) for the vacant lightweight title in the UFC …read more

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Tony Ferguson working at Jackson Wink MMA camp as he continues search for new team

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Tony Ferguson promised changes were coming after his knockout loss to Michael Chandler in May, and his …read more

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Tony Ferguson joins JacksonWink amid losing streak (Photo)

Tony Ferguson has joined JacksonWink. After Ferguson’s KO loss to Michael Chandler at UFC 274 he said he would be searching for a new home. Ferguson thought he needed to …read more

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Michael Chandler Picks Title Shot Over McGregor Payday

If given the choice between fighting Conor McGregor and fighting for a UFC title, Michael Chandler picks the title shot, but would want McGregor next. It’s hard to think of …read more

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Michael Chandler questions if Dustin Poirier still considers himself one of the best in world: “We all know what going after a fight against Nate Diaz means”

Michael Chandler has questioned whether or not Dustin Poirier still believes he’s one of the best fighters in the world. The introduction of Michael Chandler to the UFC family has …read more

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