Michael Chandler Makes Offer To Fight Nate Diaz In July Turnaround At UFC 277

    ByRoss Markey

    May 9, 2022
    Michael Chandler

    Michael Chandler has made quite the surprising offer to return to the Octagon in just over two months’ time at UFC 277 – and fight Nate Diaz in a welterweight showdown.

    Chandler, who featured in a high-profile UFC 274 main card clash with former interim lightweight champion, Tony Ferguson over the course of last weekend, managed to stop the Oxnard native with a horrifying second round knockout courtesy of a 17 second front kick knockout.

    The Missouri veteran had debuted in the UFC with a similar thunderous one-punch knockout win over Dan Hooker in January of last year, before ultimately suffering a pair of back-to-back losses against both Charles Oliveira, and Justin Gaethje – whom both headlined UFC 274.

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    Michael Chandler offers to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 277 on July 30.

    Despite initially offering to fight either in a title rematch later this year, as well as offering to make a welterweight move in a bid to entice former undisputed featherweight and lightweight champion, Conor McGregor back to the Octagon – Chandler has made the surprising pitch to fight Diaz in the summer – as the latter targets the last fight on his current Octagon contract.

    “I’m there,” Michael Chandler tweeted at Nate Diaz, “July 30. 170lbs,” “Quick turn around. Spin your head on it’s axis. @natediaz209.” 

    Soon thereafter, Chandler insisted that he would potentially find himself standing opposite Stockton fan-favorite, Diaz next, claiming that he would “bounce” his head off the canvas.

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    “Hey, @natediaz209… shut up and stop complaining,” Michael Chandler tweeted. “Keep your mouth shut. Keep your head down until your daddy books a fight for you to get your sacrificial dome bounced off the canvas again. Maybe it’ll be me… if you’re lucky. See you at the top.” 

    Diaz himself as welcomed a return to the Octagon for some time now – as well as his overall release from the promotion as he struggles to book his last contracted fight, and just last night, hinted that he may feature at UFC 277 on July 30.