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Former Bellator Champ Michael Chandler Will Do Whatever it Takes to Get Belt Back

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Following three straight losses, former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler got back on track with a first-round submission win over Derek Campos in June.

For Chandler, finally winning a bout for the first time in nearly two years took a major edge off of things.

“It’s definitely an awesome relief to get over the hump,” Chandler told MMAWeekly.com. “I was on a 668-day dry spell. For me it was a long, long process and tough times, honestly, to continue to believe in myself, my skillset and what I was doing.

“Ultimately I was able to overcome it and I’m in a great place mentally, physically, and spiritually now. I’m just ready to go out there and perform and continue back on this road to the title.”

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Chandler (13-3) will look to pick up his second win a row when he returns to Bellator on Nov. 6 in St. Louis to face David Rickels (16-3) in a featured 155-pound rematch.

“Dave is a tough guy,” said Chandler. “He’s got a great gas ….View original article

Source:: mmaweekly