FormerU UFC two-weight champion Daniel Cormier is confident that Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira, who will compete for the vacant lightweight title at UFC 262, deserve this chance.
“Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje were so tightly woven into the lightweight title picture that it’s hard to imagine that in just 12 months we will have a Chandler vs. Oliveira fight. But the truth is, these guys deserve it, especially Charles Oliveira. And I love it. Michael Chandler: I believe that after such a loud debut, he deservedly entered this position.
But Charles Oliveira looked like a real beast. After he beat Tony Ferguson so confidently, we all said that when there is a title fight in the lightweight division, Oliveira should be involved.
So I’m glad he got his chance to become the UFC champion, but he’s going to have a very tough fight with Michael Chandler. This is a huge fight, I can’t wait to fly to Houston, “- said Daniel Cormier in an interview with Ariel Helvani