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Midnight Mania! Justin Gaethje responds: Michael Chandler ‘is speaking out of his ass’

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Well, that didn’t take long.

Yesterday, Michael Chandler expressed some frustration regarding getting a fight booked vs. Justin Gaethje. Per the former Bellator Lightweight kingpin, Gaethje had turned down the fight multiple times despite a considerable amount of fan interest. Historically, that’s far from Gaethje’s M.O., so it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that “The Highlight” has responded quickly.

@MikeChandlerMMA is talking out of his ass,” Gaethje tweeted. “I was waiting for the bout agreement 3 weeks into camp and wake up to news his daddy Dana gave him the shot. He’s been out of commission since the KO. What am I missing? I’m on vacay and this f—er is slandering my name. 3-4 times?”

It’s hard to decipher the the exact truth in a situation like this, where often a manager or other middle man may be responsible for the communication breakdown. Perhaps this response will fuel the rivalry further, though at the time of writing, Chandler has yet to respond.

On the positive side, Gaethje certainly sounds willing to fight Chandler, so hopefully a date is booked sooner than later.


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