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Midnight Mania! Justin Gaethje: Michael Chandler ‘turns into a b—h’ and wrestles after tasting my power

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Scheduled for UFC 268 on Nov. 6, Michael Chandler vs. Justin Gaethje ranks highly among the most anticipated bouts of the year. Both Lightweight veterans are coming off losses in title fights and looking to jump right back into the mix. More importantly, each man has a reputation for thunderous knockouts and wild scraps, so pairing the two off seemingly guarantees an excellent battle or at least a quick finish.

... Unless one of these All-American wrestlers decides to shoot! As the bad blood continues to slowly bubble between the two, Gaethje insists that it will be Chandler looking for a way out of the dogfight.

“The dude comes to fight,” Gaethje told The Schmo (via MMAJunkie). “He loves fighting just as much as me. Styles make matchups, and this is a stylistic matchup for the fans. Someone’s going to get knocked out – unless he turns into a b*tch and tries to turn this into a wrestling match the whole time. He’s talking about timid souls taking a step backwards. He’s going to be a timid soul when he starts shooting for legs because he doesn’t like the power. That’s what I think.”

Most likely, the winner of Chandler vs. Gaethje will go on to fight the victor of Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier, who will duel over the Lightweight crown on Dec. 11 at UFC 269. Of course, there are other top contenders like Islam Makhachev who could potentially throw a wrench into the mix as well.

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