The UFC is apparently working on booking a summer game between lightweight contenders Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson.
According to Ferguson, he was looking for the crucial showdown to take place in May, but claims Chandler is trying to have more time before returning to the Octagon in July. This prompted “El Cucuy” to challenge the former three-time title holder Bellator on social media, to which Chandler offered a fiery response.
If that comes to fruition, it would be a critical competition for both men. Chandler (22-7 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has just suffered back-to-back losses, while Ferguson (25-6 MMA, 15-4 UFC) has lost three in a row. The loser would be faced with tough career questions, as the winner regains a foothold in the 155-pound title-laden image.
But is sacrificing a game for another loss a UFC matchmaker mistake? Or would it be worth it to propel a man to winning form?
This is what our panel debated in the latest episode of “Spinning Back Clique”, hosted by John Morgan and with panelists Nolan King, Mike Bohn and George Garcia.
Watch the video above to see their debate, or watch below for the full episode.
Photos: Michael Chandler through the years
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Photos: Tony Ferguson through the years
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