AEW Superstar Tay Conti Lauds Michael Chandler Following UFC 262 Loss Against Charles Oliveira

Published 05/16/2021, 3:03 AM EDT


UFC 262 was the battleground of tensions. As Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira competed for the UFC Lightweight Championship, innumerable eyes followed every punch thrown, and kick landed eagerly. 

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Chandler, confident of the matchup, went in with eyes for the prize but was humbled by the relentless pickings of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu employed by Oliveira. The precision towards the latter half saw Chandler unable to block the blows, and he eventually went down.

Although he lost the Championship via TKO, Chandler was graceful in defeat and paid respect to his worthy opponent in the octagon interview following the fight. 

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These words were quite promising, and AEW Superstar Tay Conti was quick to praise Chandler for his composure in defeat. She lauded his frame of mind for already planning a comeback, seconds after a gutting loss. 

“Let’s talk about Chandler speech after the fight…. what a f***ing champ,” tweeted Conti. The tweet was deleted later for unknown reasons.

As a Jiu-Jitsu expert herself, Tay Conti was probably impressed by Oliveira’s work in the ring. The new lightweight Champion said he had proved himself as the lion amongst lions in the octagon interview and rightfully so. 

Charles Oliveira must not look away from Michael Chandler yet

Fans must not write Michael Chandler off just yet since he expressed his intentions for a rematch. Also, he mentioned that the belt will be around his waist within 12 months. It will be a busy year for him, but we can’t afford to overlook the Bellator MMA veteran.

Charles Oliveira, on the other hand, is already feeling the weight of the crown bearing down upon his head. That’s because Chandler is just one of the men looking at him with wanting eyes. 

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Former Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor sent out a very interesting tweet following the fight, congratulating Oliveira but also hinting at a potential fight. 

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The Irishman would surely chase gold again if he overcomes Dustin Poirier in the much-awaited trilogy fight. If he goes after Oliveira later in the year or the next, all we can say is Conor McGregor knows more than a thing or two about playing with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. 

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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