Dos Anjos sends tough message to Chandler after veteran asks for title fight

Brazilian exchanges provocations with North American and creates an atmosphere of rivalry with former title challenger

Rafael dos Anjos

Rafael dos Anjos in victory in the UFC. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Former lightweight champion (up to 70,3kg.), Rafael dos Anjos despite no longer being interested in remaining in the division, he shows that he has his eye on athletes who want to occupy his old throne. After watching Michael chandler to challenge Islam makhachev for the belt, the Brazilian did not hesitate to show irritation with the veteran's attitude and sent a harsh message to the athlete.

“How much is the opportunity to become a world champion worth: For some of us, the UFC belt is priceless. Mine is certainly not for sale. Chandler should stop with his 'see you at the top' motivational speeches. It’s shameful…” Rafael declared on his official account. 'X' (old Twitter).


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It didn't take long for Chandler to respond, ironically, to the Brazilian's attack.

“Cool story… see you at the top!!!”, published the North American.


Willing to create a rivalry scenario, the Brazilian took the opportunity to provoke a motivational phrase.

“I'm already here, friend. I haven’t seen you yet”, countered Dos Anjos.

Michael Chandler before UFC fight. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/UFC_AUSNZ

Michael chandler before fighting in the UFC. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/UFC_AUSNZ

Looking for new challenges, Dos Anjos recently stated that he plans to fight at welterweight (up to 77,1kg) and requested that his name be removed from the lightweight rankings. Inactive since defeat to Mateusz gamrot in March of this year, the fighter remains active in Nova União while waiting for another opportunity to fight in the octagon.

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