Sonnen advises Chandler regarding alleged Makhachev fight offer: 'Don't make that mistake'

Commentator believes Chandler shouldn't wait for McGregor if he has the chance to fight for the lightweight belt

Michael Chandler Islam Makhachev

Chandler says he has a proposal to face Makhachev (Photo: Montage/SUPER FIGHTS)

After having once again frustrated plans to face Conor McGregor due to an injury to the Irishman on the eve of the UFC 303, in June, Michael chandler surprised when he stated on social media that he had a proposal to compete for the lightweight belt (up to 70,3 kg) against Islam makhachev. Although the veracity of the statement is still unknown, Chael Sonnen has important advice for the former Bellator champion.

In a video published on his official YouTube channel, the former fighter and current UFC commentator stated that, if real, the proposal received by Michael chandler contains crucial subliminal information.


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“They offered Islam makhachev for Michael chandler, there is a message being delivered to him that he needs to be able to hear. The words are: 'We couldn't give you Conor McGregor. We won't give you Conor McGregor.'”, said Sonnen.

Lastly, Chael Sonnen advised Michael chandler to accept the proposal and not wait for Conor McGregor if he has the opportunity to return to the UFC octagon.


“Don’t make that mistake. You need to catch fights when you can catch them. You need to win fights when you can win them. You need to sign contracts when you can sign them. In front of anything, take the fight and get in the ring”, he concluded.

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