The upcoming fight between Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler may be in risk, but it hasn’t stopped the two lightweights from fueling their feud. Gaethje and Chandler were supposed to fight at UFC 268 in New York City this November, but current COVID-19 rules in the state of New York may prevent that from happening. Chandler doesn’t expect to get immunised by the time he fights “Highlight” at UFC 268. At this time, it is unknown whether the fight will take place as scheduled or if the organisation will move the 155-pound bout to another event.
“I have nothing bad to say,” Gaethje replied. “On one night a year, we do mean things to each other. I haven’t fought someone I disliked in a long time. You’re a little different for some reason. I believe it was James Vick, the last opponent I faced, who I disliked. It’ll be fun to punch you in the face,” Gaethje said. Gaethje hasn’t fought since a submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2020, and a win over Chandler would put him straight back in contention. Unfortunately, New York does not appear to be a viable destination for the lightweight bout, and “Highlight” is not pleased.