Executioner from the Bronx 'humiliates' Michael Chandler with response to provocation and explains rejection of belt

Lightweight standout refutes statement from Conor McGregor's next rival and points out plan for the future

A. Tsarukyan is currently ranked first in the lightweight rankings. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram @arm_011

Caused by Michael chandler after refuse to fight for the lightweight belt (up to 70,3kg) against Islam Makhachev, Arman Tsarukyan responded the North American categorically. The executioner of Charles of the Bronx No. UFC 300 explained why he rejected an immediate fight with the Russian star. The statement was made via publication on 'X', old 'Twitter'.

“I didn’t expect you to understand, Michael chandler. We are not on the same level. I'm here to be champion and you just wait for a check. I also don't understand why you waited two years to fight Conor (McGregor). You could have had four exciting fights in this period,” wrote Tsarukyan.

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Featured in the top 5 lightweight divisions, Arman took an important step towards his dream title fight. The athlete, however, understood that he did not have the necessary time to prepare for the commitment, which would take place in UFC 302, on the 1th of June.

In Tsarukyan's place, the UFC chose Dustin poirier. Former interim champion of the group, the American is trying to end Makhachev's reign, which began at the end of 2022.

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