If Gilbert Melendez needs a home to compete in, Michael Chandler wants the former Strikeforce lightweight champion to sign with Bellator MMA.
Chandler, the promotions former champion himself, is expected to meet Eddie Alvarez for a third time later this year for the title.
After that, he would like nothing more than to welcome “El Nino” to Bellator.
— Michael Chandler (@MikeChandlerMMA) February 13, 2014
UFC president Dana White told “UFC Tonight” recently that he is finished negotiating with Melendez, who last fought in October. He has gone 1-1 in two Octagon appearances since coming over from Strikeforce.
Chandler, though, isn’t the only one who wants a piece of Melendez. World Series of Fighting’s Ali Abdel-Aziz made an offer to him via Twitter, as well, posting “if you’re a free agent, I would give you the biggest fight of your career (in July).”