Justin Gaethje criticizes Michael Chandler’s anti-vaccine comments and believes he is close to a new fight for the belt

For Justin Gaethje, the anti-vaccine comments of Michael chandler they were made just to get attention. The lightweight criticized the behavior of his next rival and claimed to be close to a new chance for the belt.

The statements were made in an interview with MMA Fighting.


“I thought he was seeking attention. At the end of the day, that's private information, for example, you don't need to talk about it because Dana White is going to have to deal with it. " explained Justin.

The former interim champion exalted the qualities of his rival and assured that he will have a new chance at the belt in case of defeating Chandler.

“At the end of the day, for me, I only need one victory to fight for the belt, fight against Oliveira or Poirier, that's my goal. This is a huge fight, this is a dangerous fight. He is super explosive, athletic and dangerous. But I think it will be a great fight for me ”. concluded Gaethje.

Current number two of the lightweight ranking, Chandler sees no action in the octagon since 2020 when he was defeated by the then champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254. The former interim champion has a record of 22-3, with 19 victories for KO / TKO.

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