Michael Chandler has called on Eddie Alvarez to fight him one more time to close out their legendary trilogy.
Two fights, one win apiece, and one potentially unmissable spectacle now within our grasp.
Bellator’s Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez went to war on two separate occasions in a pair of showdowns that fully deserved the ‘instant-classic’ label they were assigned with.
With Chandler taking the first and Alvarez taking the second, it seemed as though we would never be treated to a third helping but with Eddie’s contract situation with the UFC up in the air, conditions could be perfect for these two to get it on one more time.
Chandler spoke to MMAJunkie in a recent interview and made it clear that he would be willing to welcome the former UFC and Bellator champion back to his old home in the Scott Coker-run promotion if he did, in fact, choose that as his next destination.
“I have a ton of respect for him as a fighter, and I just want to see the best for him. If that means staying with the UFC, I hope he stays in the UFC. If that means coming to Bellator, I would love to welcome him to Bellator and finish that trilogy.”
“There’s not a day that’s gone by recently since he announced that this last fight was the last fight on his contract, that people haven’t stopped talking about the trilogy.
“When you share 50 minutes inside a cage – I’ve got a scar on my lip that he gave me, I’ve got another scar on my eyebrow that he gave me. I could look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘That’s from that guy, that’s from that guy.’ Eddie put it on me here and there.”
“Being 1-1, me finishing him the first fight, him beating me in the second fight; Eddie’s just a warrior. He’s been Bellator champion, he’s been UFC champion. He’s been champion in every major organization in the entire world.”
Watch Chandler/Alvarez I below:
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