Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson aren’t officially scheduled to meet inside of the Octagon, but all signs point to the lightweights colliding sometime in the near future.
With so much going on in the lightweight division these days it makes sense to book a fight between Chandler and Ferguson.
If the fight does end up happening Michael is supremely confident that he has Ferguson beat in every category. This includes power, speed, athleticism, striking, grappling, and all-around fighting ability.
“I think my biggest advantage, I think I’m just basic and I’m going to keep a high pace, which we know Tony can keep a high pace, but I think it’s going to be a little bit sharper,” Chandler told CBS Sports.
“I think I think my power is going to be a lot for him. I think I’m going to have a speed advantage and an athleticism advantage. I think I’m good in all the areas that Tony is good. I think he’s got very slick jiu-jitsu. I have yet to ever be caught in a submission, so I don’t see Tony catching me in anything like that. But he is very dangerous on the ground.”
“I think his biggest attribute, his biggest strength and the thing that people fear the most is he’s got a little bit of a screw loose. That’s what excites everybody about these matchups. You never know what you’re going to get whenever Tony steps into the Octagon.”
“Whether reaching down, throwing imaginary sand in your face or he’s doing spinning elbows and spinning kicks and knees and all kinds of stuff. He’s just unpredictable, so you’ve got to expect the unexpected when you’re fighting Tony Ferguson. So he’s a hard guy to prepare for. Therefore, it’s going to be a very interesting training camp. Try to keep it light, have a little bit of fun and show up on Fight Night and hopefully get a finish.”