Last night, news broke that Islam Makhachev had pulled out of this weekends main event against Rafael Dos Anjos. RDA was quick to comment on the matter, and he was eager to find a late replacement.
Michael Chandler posted a self promotional video on his Instagram. One user commented, asking if he was taking the fight against RDA:
“Are you fighting RDA or are you scared?” the users asked.
“Not scared… we have other plans” Chandler replied.
That potential match up didn’t last long and Chandler is likely sticking to his story of wanting a top 5 opponent. But more importantly, it means the UFC is still in need of a headliner this weekend.
Rafael Dos Anjos has now responded and doesn’t sound impressed by Chandler’s reasoning:
If you don’t take a fight because you don’t have enough time to drop weight I get it but don’t tell me you have other plans.— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) November 9, 2020
I became the champion of the BIGGEST organization fighting everyone they put in front of me. Shame on you.
A few lower ranked prospects have expressed an interest in stepping in against RDA, most notably Diego Ferreira:
As of right now, UFC Vegas 14 is still in jeopardy.