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Chandler vows to beat Ferguson from ‘bell to bell’ after Ferguson accuses him of stalling fight

“I’ll beat you from bell to bell. Pray for a merciful ref”.

Michael Chandler has made it no secret that he wants to fight Conor McGregor next but, with ‘The Notorious’ likely sidelined until the summer, ‘Iron Mike’ will need a tune-up fight to fill that void.

And what better opponent than UFC fan-favorite Tony Ferguson?

Ferguson claims he and Chandler have already agreed to fight but that the latter is stalling negotiations.

“There’s My Bitch!!! @MikeChandlerMMA The Brass @danawhite@ufc Relayed Your Message Saying You Would Be Ready For Me April/June. Looks Like Your Trying To Delay That Ass-Whoopin’ I Owe Ya For Cutting In Line Kid- It’s Wrestling Season MF, Man Up- Champ,” Ferguson, who is 0-3 in his last three fights, posted.

Chandler has since responded by promising to beat Ferguson from pillar-to-post if the lightweight matchup does get signed off on.

“Oh Tony. There’s only a handful of guys in this game I truly respect…you’re one of them. Only because of your tenure, not your stature or your current presence in the division. I’ll beat you from bell to bell. Pray for a merciful ref. We shall see if this fight happens,” Chandler Tweeted.

Chandler, the No. 5-ranked lightweight in the world, is looking to rebound from his decision loss to Justin Gaethje, whereas Ferguson is desperate to snap a three-fight skid. ‘El Cucuy’ is still ranked in the top ten despite losing his last three fights to Justin Gaethje, Charles Oliveira, and Beneil Dariush.