WOW! Michael Chandler Lands a Lead Role in New Muhammad Ali Documentary Movie

Published 11/20/2021, 8:30 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)


The UFC lightweight Michael Chandler is one of the best lightweight fighters in MMA. The former Bellator champion is currently #5 on the UFC 155lbs roster.

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However, ‘Iron’ is doing some big things outside the UFC octagon. Recently, it was reported that the former lightweight title challenger landed a lead role in the Muhammad Ali remake. However, this wasn’t on a serious note.

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)

An MMA news website named MMAFPRESS posts news of the MMA world. However, it is a parody website that gives hilarious angles to any news from the fighting world.

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Recently, they published an article on Chandler landing a role in the new Muhammad Ali remake. They also added that ‘Snuki Schaub’ trolling on Brendan Schaub directed the movie. A person named Bret Welwany wrote all the articles on the websites. The name is a funny mix of the famous MMA journalists, Bret Okamoto and Ariel Helwani.

Meanwhile, on the real side of MMA, Chandler is fresh from his recent loss against Justin Gaethje. And while it is unknown when Chandler will return to action, fans are eagerly waiting for the same.

What Lies Next for Michael Chandler?

‘Iron’ made his UFC debut with a stunning first-round knockout win at UFC 257. He has an amazing professional fighting career of 22-7 under his name. He has ten knockout and seven submission wins on his MMA resume.

After a 1-1 UFC record, Chandler went to war against Justin Gaethje at UFC 268. It was a much anticipated lightweight bout. Both men delivered an entertaining performance at the event. Unfortunately, Chandler lost the bout.

However, the loss isn’t stopping ‘Iron’ from calling out fighters in the division. Recently, Chandler posted a tweet on his official Twitter account, calling out the former two-division champion Conor McGregor.

Interestingly, the Irishman acknowledged the call out and was quick to respond. He wrote, “I’m down at some stage for sure. Great fight the other night Mike, congrats!”

This is one good fight to make as both the fighters are on a two-fight skid in their UFC career. A win in this fight will mean a great comeback for the lightweight combatants.

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Meanwhile, a clash against Islam Makhachev, who is currently waiting for his next cage partner in the quest for 155lbs gold, is also a viable option for Chandler. However, fans will have to wait until the final call from the UFC.

What are your thoughts on the parody website? Who do you think is next for Chandler? Let us know in the comments below.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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