However, if I'm the UFC, I can't stand the fucking guy. He's talking now about what he's earned, but that's nothing new, he's been doing this for years. He's turned down fights over $ at least 3 times that I can remember, is almost always complaining about his contract, and now that he beat Conor (and looked great) he's talking about who he's fighting next.
He guarantees it won't be Chandler, because he hasn't earned it...he went on to say beating a guy he already beat that was coming off a loss isn't all that impressive, and says it should be Oliveira, Conor or Nate Diaz...because, you know...Conor and Nate have been super active and crushing it lately.
Nate has fought twice in the last 4 years, and has gone 1-1, losing badly to Masvidal in his most recent fight. His win is over Pettis, who hasn't exactly looked amazing lately.
In that same 4 year window, Conor has gone 1-2 getting stopped twice. His win was over Cowboy a year ago, and he lost his last 4 fights before the draw with Nico Price...and within 9 months of fighting Conor, Dana was pushing Cowboy to retire.
So...Chandler isn't impressive because he "only" beat a guy coming off a loss in the UFC, but Conor and Nate who are actually coming off a loss themselves, and haven't beaten anyone in a while...they've earned it.
Just fucking say it, don't be full of shit about it. If you don't want to fight the toughest guys in the division and only want to fight whichever guys will make you the most $, just fucking say it. Don't talk about "he hasn't earned it" or "It doesn't make me excited" etc.
As for Oliveira...yeah, he's in the mix, but he has one win over a guy currently in the UFC's top 10, and the guy he beat was coming off an UGLY loss.
If you think Oliveira deserves it because he's on a big winning streak, just fucking say that...but to act like Chandler isn't worthy, and guarantee you won't be fighting him? Fuck off with that.
The UFC is clearly annoyed with Oliveira right now, because he's turned down 2 fights since beating Tony...Chandler last weekend, and Gaethje. Both Oliveira and Poirier are over playing their hand here, and could wind up on the outside looking in.
Dana doesn't like to be told who he needs to put in title fights, especially when the guy isn't even the fucking champ yet. It wouldn't shock me if we end up with Chandler vs Gaethje for the belt while Dustin and Charles sit on the sidelines making demands.