Then, in the next match, Dustin Poirier finished former champion Conor McGregor in the second round of the lightweight main event.
Former champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired for three months and hasn’t seen a tendency to return, so it seems pretty clear that something must be given immediately in the status of a lightweight belt.
So when it comes time to win a new champion, Poirier almost certainly has one slot sewn on it. Has Chandler gained rights elsewhere? Or does someone more established in the promotion need to nod?
on This Week’s “Spinning Back Creek” Episode Based on the results on Saturday, we stocked the light weight top. Was Chandler’s victory enough to get him involved in the title battle?
Watch the video above and hear Brian “Goes” Garcia, Danny Segura, and No Ranking in attendance.
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Does he need to get a UFC title shot?
https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/01/ufc-257-video-michael-chandler-deserve-immediate-title-shot Does he need to get a UFC title shot?