Michael Chandler refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine even after the promotion booked him for the upcoming UFC 268 pay-per-view (PPV) occasion, the place “Iron” will battle fellow light-weight motion fighter Justin Gaethje on Nov. 6 in New York.
“I believed he was simply searching for consideration,” Gaethje advised UFC Unfiltered (transcribed by MMA Fighting). “On the finish of the day, that’s personal data, for one. Like, you don’t even want to speak about that as a result of Dana White goes to deal with it.”
New York instituted a vaccine mandate for all public gatherings; nonetheless, Chandler and Co. fell right into a loophole for visiting athletes and different out-of-state performers, allowing the struggle to go ahead as scheduled, underneath the present security protocols.
Although Chandler might need it hadn’t based mostly on Gaethje’s evaluation.
“He says the primary one to take a step again is a timid soul,” Gaethje continued. “I’ll take a step backwards. He can shove it up his ass. Whenever you’re going to see a timid soul is after I begin kicking him and he’s going to begin taking pictures for legs and attempting to wrestle, and that may be his definition of a bitch, 100%. And that’s what we’ll see. I believe that’s halfway by way of the primary spherical.”
The winner of Chandler vs. Gaethje will probably struggle for the light-weight title in opposition to both Charles Oliveira or Dustin Poirier, relying on the result of their upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) title struggle this December in Las Vegas.