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Life after Khabib: Ex-Bellator champ Michael Chandler calls for TOURNAMENT to decide Khabib's successor as UFC champ

Added 10-25-20 02:37:02pm EST - “Following the news of Khabib Nurmagomedov's retirement, thoughts quickly turned to what might happen next, with new UFC signing Michael Chandler pitching the idea of a tournament to determine Khabib's successor as UFC champion.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Life after Khabib: Ex-Bellator champ Michael Chandler calls for TOURNAMENT to decide Khabib's successor as UFC champ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Former three-time Bellator lightweight champion Chandler signed for the UFC last month and was immediately drafted in as a backup fighter for the lightweight title fight at UFC 254.

The American made weight with ease and fulfilled all of his media obligations, but wasn't needed on fight night as Khabib took on and defeated interim champion Justin Gaethje.

But, following Khabib's shock retirement announcement after his victory, Chandler offered a solution to the UFC as they look to plan for life at lightweight, post-Khabib.

Speaking to BT Sport after the event, Chandler said, "When a man says he’s going to go, he’s going to go – but here we are.

"I’m excited to be a part of the UFC lightweight division right now at the top when there is no UFC lightweight champion. So we’ll see what happens next.

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