Michael Chandler Discusses His Recent Decision Losses & The Bellator Lightweight Title Situation
Posted by Larry Csonka on 06.09.2014
And the situation with himself, Brooks and Alvarez…
- Michael Chandler spoke about his recent decision losses and more. Here are the highlights…
On His Last Two Losses: "It's crazy. It doesn't matter how many people have you winning. You can lose that easily. Coming off two losses like that that were very, very, very close and were both split decisions, it just goes to show, you've got to strive for finishing fights. My goal's always to finish fights, but even more so now – I want to go out there and finish fights."
On The Situation With Himself, Brooks and Alvarez: "Obviously we're in a tangled web of myself, Brooks and Alvarez," Chandler said. "A lot of people want to see any combination of those fights. I'm still in my rest period to enjoy life a little bit, take care of my body and wait for whatever the next fight might be. "At the end of the day, contracts and out-of-court settlements, there's so much attorney language you can't really understand it. There might be a loophole that [Alvarez] could fight Brooks and be able to leave, or he might have to fight me. We'll see. I've seen him and Brooks go at it, and Alvarez was saying he was the easier fight."
On His Next Fight: "I just want to fight," he said. "I want to fight both of those guys bad. Brooks, I wasn't able to show how skilled I was that night, and it was a really bad performance on my part. I want to beat Will Brooks badly and go out there and fight Alvarez. That Chandler-Alvarez III fight is an exciting fight that's going to happen one day no matter what."