Saturday, May 18

Michael Chandler shares his 5 preferred MMA fighters

Michael Chandler has actually shared who his 5 preferred fighters were as he was showing up in the MMA scene.

Chandler (23-8 MMA) last combated and was beat by Dustin Poirier (30-8 MMA) in November of 2022 at UFC 281.

The expectation is that ‘Iron’ will resurface to eliminate Conor McGregor (22-6 MMA) at some point this year, with a date, time and location yet to be identified by the UFC. Chandler and McGregor were opposing coaches at TUF 31 in 2023.

Requiring to ‘X’, Michael Chandler published his 5 preferred fighters:

“Edgar, Chael, GSP, Penn, Hughes”

And a great list it is.

  • Frankie Edgar
    • ‘The Answer’ (24-11 MMA), a previous UFC light-weight champ, dealt with Chris Gutiérrez (20-6 MMA) in his retirement battle on November 12th, 2022 at UFC 281. Edgar lost the bout after getting knocked out in the preliminary. Edgar will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame this year.
  • Chael Sonnen
    • Sonnen (31-17 MMA) made his UFC launching back in October of 2005 at UFC 55. Retiring from the UFC in 2014, Sonnen went on to sign with Bellator where he battled from 2017 to 2019. Sonnen had a renowned profession in MMA, he never ever won a significant world champion.
  • Georges St-Pierre
    • ‘Rush’ (26-2 MMA) is extensively considered the best fighter in blended martial arts history. St-Pierre was a two-division champ in the UFC acquiring the UFC welterweight title and the UFC middleweight title. The Canadian retired from the UFC in February of 2019 and was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2020.
  • BJ Penn
    • ‘The Prodigy’ (16-14 MMA), a previous 2 department UFC champ, retired from the MMA in July of 2014 after a string of losses– 2 at welterweight and one at featherweight. Penn went back to action in 2017 to eliminate to Yair Rodriguez however lost by means of TKO. Penn was made an inaugural conscript into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2015. Early in his profession PENN was thought about among the leading pound-for -pound MMA fighters and a fan favorite.
  • Matt Hughes
    • Hughes (45-9 MMA) is a previous two-time UFC welterweight champ and was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2010. Throughout his period Hughes assembled 2 six-fight winning streaks in the welterweight department.

What do you consider Michael Chandler’s leading 5 list? Who would you select as your ‘Top 5’ MMA fighters?

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