Undefeated UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov wants Michael Chandler out of “Fight Island.” Chandler is currently the back-up fighter in case either Khabib or Justin Gaethje fail to show up for UFC 254’s headliner bout on Saturday.
- Nurmagomedov urged Chandler to “go home” because he is “not a high-level championship fighter." The 34-year-old Chandler is a former three-time Bellator champion and holds the most wins in the history of Bellator’s lightweight division.
- Chandler issued a simple cordial response, saying he can’t wait to prove Nurmagomedov wrong.
- UFC 254 will take place at the Flash Forum in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. It will the fifth and final “Fight Island” event for the UFC in 2020.