Archive: michael chandler

Nov 17, 2014 9:54 am

Michael Chandler on bizarre Bellator 131 loss: “I don’t remember much”

Michael Chandler was on the receiving end of one of the most bizarre knockouts in MMA history this past Saturday when he was KO’d by Will Brooks (See that HERE). Following the bout, Chandler spoke to Sherdog to discuss the strange KO. “It’s a loss, it was a hard one to take. I showed up...

Oct 19, 2014 9:45 am

‘5 Rounds’ With Michael Chandler Ahead Of Bellator 131

Go ‘5 rounds’ with former Bellator MMA champion Michael Chandler as he answers 5 questions on various topics ahead of his Bellator 131 bout against Will Brooks for the vacant Bellator lightweight championship. The Bellator MMA lightweight strap was vacated by Eddie Alvarez earlier this year when he left Bellator and signed with the UFC,...

Oct 10, 2014 2:20 pm

Michael Chandler & Will Brooks – Twitter Beef Gone Wrong

At the top of the Bellator lightweight heap sit Michael Chandler and Will Brooks. And with an eventual matchup between the two, their dislike has brought them to beef, on twitter. Check it: @MikeChandlerMMA "you better pack a lunch"? Are you serious? What is this leave it to beaver? I can't even talk to you...

Jun 18, 2014 12:22 pm

QUICK TWITT | Rampage & King Mo Engage In Twitter Beef Following Rebney Exodus

Two of Bellator’s biggest stars, Rampage Jackson and King Mo Lawal just can’t seem to get a long. In their latest spat, the light-heavyweight duo took to twitter in the post-Rebney era to discuss Rampage’s recent hint at retirement. Check it: @Rampage4real so now u feel some typa way cuz your dick rider got fired...

Jun 18, 2014 9:52 am

Rampage Jackson Hints At Retirement

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion and action movie star, Rampage Jackson is hinting at retirement. The MMA superstar took to his instagram to vent his frustrations with the sport: “The1st time Chuck and I fought was in Japan. Pride reps asked me 2 give him a good beating even tho I had 2 fights that night....

Jun 14, 2014 1:44 pm

Michael Chandler to Get Title Shot Over Will Brooks?

Despite the fact that Bellator Interim Champion Will Brooks just earned a decision win over former champion Michael Chandler, it appears that it could be Chandler, not Brooks, who is getting the next shot at Eddie Alvarez. Alvarez hinted at this on twitter today, saying “I tried my best Big homie Your boss ain’t having it...

Jun 10, 2014 6:34 am

Michael Chandler Wants A Rematch With Will Brooks, Was Injured Before Last Fight

  When Eddie Alvarez had to pull out of his rubber match with Michael Chandler due to injury, Chandler stuck in there and took a fight against lightweight Will Brooks. Chandler ended up losing to Brooks via split decision. Chandler recently went on The Great MMA Debate Podcast and it sounds like he may have...

Jun 4, 2014 4:23 pm

Chandler Wants Brooks Rematch Then Shot At Alvarez

While Alvarez and Brooks may have it all figured out, former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler is hoping to throw a wrench in those plans. In a recent interview with ‘The Great MMA Debate’, he explained, “I’d love to be able to go out there and put a stamp on the fight with Will Brooks...

May 22, 2014 9:47 am

Alvarez Wants Brooks Over Chandler

“For the record, I’ve never, ever picked an opponent. I’ve always had my opponents selected for me by the promotion. I’ve never had a preference. I was simply told who I was fighting, and I fought them. I want to be clear on this, whatever was written into my contract, was written by Bellator. I...

May 21, 2014 6:37 am

Bellator 120 Judge Explains Controversial Scoring

Last Saturday, May 17th, 2014, Bellator saw it’s first Pay-Per-View event come to fruition with a night full of exciting fights and big names. Nothing was bigger, however, than the controversy caused by the two main events of the evening: Rampage vs. King Mo and Chandler vs. Brooks for the interim lightweight championship. The main...

May 13, 2014 9:30 am

Alvarez Speaks Out Against Bellator’s Desperate Attempt To Give Chandler A Belt

After Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez was forced to pull out of a trilogy fight with Michael Chandler this Saturday, Bellator announced that the replacement fight between Michael Chandler and Will Brooks will be for an interim title. However, in an interview with MMAjunkie, Alvarez stated that he wasn’t a fan of the decision, saying:...

Apr 29, 2014 5:43 pm

Win or Lose, Alvarez Could Bolt from Bellator

  Eddie Alvarez’s see-saw relationship with Bellator could come to an end next month. Alvarez, a two-time Bellator lightweight champion, appears ready to exit stage right no matter how his upcoming bout with Michael Chandler pans out. Chandler and Alvarez will meet for a third time on May 17 in the main event of Bellator’s...

Apr 18, 2014 4:38 pm

Tito Ortiz vs. Alexander Shlemenko Is Official For Bellator’s First PPV

  Today Bellator officials announced that the fight between veteran fighter Tito Ortiz and current Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko will take place on the promotions first ever Pay-Per-View event, Bellator 120. Ortiz, who hasn’t won a fight since 2011, will make his Bellator debut on May 17 in Southaven, Miss. The fight is scheduled...

Mar 12, 2014 8:49 am

Injured Dominick Cruz Back To Training

Former UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz is finally training again! Bellator lightweight Michael Chandler made the announcement this week, stating that his Alliance MMA teammate was “doing good” while trying to do some light workouts in the midst of rehabbing his injured groin. “He’s back in the gym this week. He’s not full sparring, but...

Mar 3, 2014 10:24 am

Eddie Alvarez Says He Has the Blueprint to Beat Michael Chandler

Who doesn’t love a good rubber match? Each fighter has a win over the other, both are high level fighters, the belt is on the line (again) and it’s on Pay-Per-View. Of course I’m talking about the third and most likely final fight between Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler. Chandler beat Alvarez...

Feb 13, 2014 10:14 am

Michael Chandler wants Gilbert Melendez in Bellator

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler must have caught wind of Gilbert Melendez’s recent contract negotiation struggles with the UFC, as he recently tweeted the following: @MikeChandlerMMA: Seeing this news about @GilbertMelendez has me excited. Who wants to see me welcome him to @BellatorMMA after I beat Eddie? Chandler will face Eddie Alvarez for a...

Feb 9, 2014 11:28 am

Michael Chandler picks Jose Aldo to beat Anthony Pettis

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler is focused on reclaiming the belt from rating champ Eddie Alvarez when the two meet for a third time later this year on a yet to be announced Bellator Pay Per View event. Chandler is 100% focused on defeating his nemesis (Alvarez) in their upcoming trilogy bout, but that doesn’t...