Bellator ex-champ Michael Chandler on Eddie Alvarez, brain trauma in MMA and more

Michael Chandler talks about how Eddie Alvarez won their rematch and how he'll change that in the third bout.

MMA Fighting's Luke Thomas got former Bellator Lightweight champ Michael Chandler to open up about his concerns regarding the long-term impact of brain injury, his teammate Dominick Cruz, what went wrong in the rematch with Eddie Alvarez and how he plans to change things in their PPV rubber match, Anthony Pettis vs. Jose Aldo, the pros and conds of the Bellator tournament model and much more.

Chandler was in D.C. to participate in the press conference with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. John McCain about brain trauma in combat sports.

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