Chandler (20-5 MMA, 17-5 BMMA) had explored other options, he told MMA Junkie on Wednesday the post-Bellator 243 dive into free agency exploration will be a first for him.
“I never actually became a free agent,” Chandler said. “It was reported wrong in the media. I’ve never been a free agent. This will be the first time in my career I’ll be a free agent.”