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UFC 268 Tweets: Fighters react to ‘Fight of the Year’ contender Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler

UFC 268: Gaethje v Chandler Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler delivered exactly as promised at UFC 268, resulting in a three-round slugfest that will surely vie for “Fight of the Year” when the books are closed on 2021.

Gaethje earned a unanimous decision via scores of 29-28 twice and 30-27, but the pay-per-view opener was one of those fights were the winner was less important than the display of heart and courage that accompanied the efforts of both fighters.

Here’s what fighters had to say about their colleagues on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York City.