Michael Chandler moving to the UFC was one of the biggest news items in the Mixed Martial Arts world last week. Chandler will serve as a backup for the UFC 254 main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje and is expected to make his UFC debut soon.
Chandler’s teammate at Sanford MMA and ONE Championship World Champion Aung La N Sang opened up about the UFC signing of his teammates in a recent interview with the South China Morning Post.
“It’s amazing, I think it’s great for the fact MMA is more than just the UFC or Bellator. And I like that how the competitors can move promotion to promotion, so for him this is great. He is nearing towards the end of his career as well, but I know he’s got a lot to show. In camp there’s been no difference – all the hype in the media, regardless of that, we still work hard. Nothing changes within the gym. But it’s amazing for Michael Chandler,” Aung La N Sang said during his interview with SCMP MMA.
The ONE Championship superstar also gave his take on the potential scenarios of Chandler fighting with Khabib Nurmagomedov or Justin Gaethje.
“His style, and if you watch any of Chandler’s fights, he shines when there’s a lot of pressure, he shines when the lights are on. If he did end up competing against one of them I think he’ll do great,” he added.
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