Former UFC lightweight title contender Michael Chandler claims he has no grudge against Charles Oliveira for knocking him out in the second round of his UFC 262 championship fight.
“I think when the fight ended in the second round, given how the first round went, everyone in Houston thought, ‘How did this happen?’ Because I was leading the fight, I was close to finishing it. But that’s the nature of our business. I’ve done this with opponents a number of times in my career. You hit with a good punch and you think, “Wow, that was easy, the fight is over.”
Of course, after a defeat, the hardest part is trying to focus on the positive. Periodically – bam! – it’s in my head. Or I go to social networks and see highlights or Charles Oliveira.
Although the funniest thing about this process is that when I see Oliveira with a belt, I’m not angry with him. I’m not even angry with myself. I don’t see this as a confrontation between Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira. I look at it like MMA, “Michael Chandler told ESPN.