Michael Chandler is searching for a dance partner for his return to action but says one fellow top-ranked lightweight isn’t interested in sharing the cage with him. Chandler (22-6 MMA, 1-1 UFC), a former Bellator champ and UFC title challenger is trying to lock in an opponent before the end of 2021. With two fights under his belt with the UFC, including a loss in a wild back-and-forth battle for the vacant lightweight title against Charles Oliveira at UFC 262, Chandler is still in the mix with the top names of the division. While it may seem there are plenty of options available for him for his next fight, he says he’s confused why former interim champ Justin Gaethje won’t sign a contract to fight. “He’s been asked to fight me three or four different times,” Chandler stated in an interview with The Mac Life .