Michael Chandler got a pretty raw deal at Bellator NYC on Saturday. First, he took on a relative nobody in Brent Primus, but got his ankle messed up early on and the New York State Athletic Commission doctors – after examining it in the cage – called the fight, turning an easy win into a loss that cost him the belt. Then, when Chandler went to sit down on his stool, a commission inspector pulled it away, dumping him on his butt.
Appearing on Monday’s “The MMA Hour“, Chandler talked about his crappy night, and he said he wasn’t too keen on fighting in New York again.
I don’t blame him.
The experience, though, has him gun shy about potentially fighting in New York state again. The commission has been through one mishap and controversy after another since legalizing MMA last year, including Anderson, who was involved in the controversial Holly Holm-Germaine de Randamie fight in Brooklyn at UFC 208.
“New York is a cool city, but I don’t want to fight here ever again,” Chandler said. “It’s a little bit amateur hour, man. It’s different. They don’t know what they’re doing in MMA as much as they should. We’ve had five fight cards and every single one of them has been some crazy controversy going on.”