‘It’s Good to Be Me’- Michael Chandler Hints at Rematch With Justin Gaethje for the Title in June 2022

Published 12/13/2021, 5:35 AM EST
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Michael Chandler battles Dan Hooker during the UFC 257 event at UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


Former title contender Michael Chandler took to Twitter after UFC 269 to talk about the incredible position he is in. Chandler made an electrifying debut in the UFC, taking out top five lightweight Dan Hooker in the first round to earn a title shot. He quickly moved on to face the Charles Oliveira for the vacant lightweight belt.

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The fight between Oliveira and Chandler may have lasted only two rounds, but those rounds were a roller coaster of an experience. This is because late into the first round, Chandler caught Oliveira with a hard right, almost finishing the fight. The Brazilian, however, would come back quickly in the second round, knocking out Chandler with a picture-perfect left hook.

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Pulling himself up by the bootstraps Chandler, called his shot at a fight with Justin Gaethje, who willingly obliged. The two squared off at UFC 268 and put on an incredible fight. The bout was close with both fighters having their moments. However, Gaethje came out victorious in the end. Now looking at the position Chandler is in objectively, it is clear that no matter who wins between Oliveira or Gaethje; he has a case to be made for the rematch.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Michael Chandler battles Dan Hooker during the UFC 257 event at UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

In his words, “Ok, imagine, it’s June 2022. I lost to the former champion after beating him 10-8 in round one, ROTY candidate. And the new champion the whole world wants to see me run back my FOTY with. Less than 1.5 years after making my UFC debut. Ooooh…it’s good to be me.”

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Did Michael Chandler sustain a major injury after his bout with Justin Gaethje?

Chandler did not sustain any major injuries after his fight with Gaethje, however, he did get his face busted up. He suffered some serious cuts on his face and in his mouth that he had to get 22 stitches for after the fight. The ‘Iron’ man appeared unrecognizable in a video he shot after his fight on the way to the hospital.

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That being said, the American has made full recovery from his injuries and looks to return to the octagon in June 2022. Chandler believes that Justin Gaethje will get the job done against Charles Oliveira when they fight, and he will face Gaethje in a rematch for the title. Do you think Gaethje will beat Oliveira and if he does, will he fight Michael Chandler in an immediate rematch? Let us know in the comments.

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Nahum Lobo

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Nahum Lobo is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a media degree from St.Xavier's College, Nahum is a religious follower of events churned out by MMA promotions like Bellator and UFC.

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