Michael Chandler has his eyes set on Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Former Bellator lightweight champion Chandler didn't take long to send shockwaves throughout the UFC's lightweight division at UFC 257, knocking out Dan Hooker in roughly two minutes. Chandler called out the reigning UFC lightweight champion at the UFC 257 post-fight press conference.
“Dustin Poirier, your time is coming and Khabib – if you ever do see fit to grace us with your presence in the UFC octagon in your quest for 30-0, you have to beat somebody," he asserted.
“So beat me, if you can! God bless, see you at the top... I promise you I can beat Khabib and I told him," Chandler continued. "He will become 29 and Chandler.”
Michael Chandler to Khabib Nurmagomedov: "I promise you I will bury that man" #UFC257— Fightful MMA (@FightfulMMA) January 24, 2021
The 34-year old Missouri-native came into the UFC 257 co-main event as a betting underdog and proved his doubters wrong in a very quick fashion.