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Tsarukyan improper for rejecting Makhachev at UFC 302

Michael Chandler disagrees with Arman Tsarukyan turning down Islam Makhachev on quick discover.

Tsarukyan defeated Charles Oliveira this previous Saturday at UFC 300 to cement himself as No. 1 contender. He was instantly provided a title combat towards light-weight champion Makhachev (25-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) for UFC 302 on June 1, however Tsarukyan declined as a result of not having sufficient time to organize.

Chandler thinks Tsarukyan (22-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) made a mistake that would value him down the road.

“Arman simply went on the market and beat Oliveira, feels like he’s going to be No. 1 contender subsequent,” Chandler mentioned on “The MMA Hour.” “I additionally don’t perceive why he didn’t take that combat. I’d have taken it. Man, this sport strikes quick. This sport strikes very quick.

“June 1, you’re going to see the light-weight title (combat) occur, after which a pair weeks later, you’re going to see the largest combat (Chandler vs. McGregor), a combat that’s approach greater than that occur, and each guys could make light-weight. The game strikes quick, so that you’ve bought to take your alternatives and also you’ve bought to pounce on them.”

Chandler (23-8 MMA, 2-3 UFC) is aware of it sounds ironic coming from him after an extended look ahead to his combat towards Conor McGregor to have a date however insists he wasn’t provided a single combat within the meantime. Chandler will face McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) in a welterweight bout at UFC 303 (pay-per-view, ESPN, ESPN+) June 29 at T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas.

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