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UFC target Michael Chandler believes he could finish former two-division champion Conor McGregor in under two rounds.
It's understood Chandler has been in regular contact with UFC president Dana White after his contract with Bellator expired recently.
And while the 34-year-old is still yet to sign on the dotted line with the premier mixed martial arts promotion, it hasn't stopped him from calling out arguably the sport's biggest star.
"As far as that fight goes, I finish Conor in under two, in my opinion," Chandler said.
"Take every single one of his shots. He's got that sneaky and strong and thick and hard left hand that he throws, and it's straight.
"It'd be similar to, shades of Diaz I. Wear him down, hit him with hard shots - hard, hard shots.
"You avoid that, wear him down a little bit, make him see Jesus. Just put him out."
As a three-time Bellator lightweight champion, Chandler's highly sought-after signature definitely holds some weight.
And it appears his wishes of lacing up the famous all black UFC gloves are on the verge of being granted.
When asked about the situation with out-of-contract Chandler after UFC 252, company boss White said: "I would love to meet with him.
"The guy has earned it, man. I would love to meet with him."
Chandler has a record of 21 wins and 5 losses and finished his decorated Bellator career with a knockout victory over ex-UFC lightweight king Benson Henderson.
But while Chandler's heavy hands continue to impress, he's hoping to put them to the test against another of the UFC's former division champs - a man who can put people's lights out with his left hand alone.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram / @mikechandlermma
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