“He’d rather sell hot sauce than fight me for the title,” Michael Chandler once again fired shots at Dustin Poirier

Michael Chandler explains why he is constantly taking shots at Dustin Poirier and why he hasn't locked horns with Conor McGregor until now.

Michael Chandler, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier
Michael Chandler, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier

The former Bellator Lightweight champion Michael Chandler is going to face the number three ranked Lightweight fighter Charles Oliveira at UFC 262 for the UFC Lightweight title.

Along with this one, another big fight is booked in the Lightweight division between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. Michael Chandler believes the winner of the trilogy between Conor vs Dustin will be the number one contender for the title.

After Dustin denied fighting for the title he called out Lightweight title fool’s gold, which pissed Chandler even more. Although he knows very well if he wins the title his next match is going to be against the winner of Poirier vs McGregor.

In his latest interview with MMA Junkie, Michael Chandler says, “When I win the title on May 15, I’m not going to be the guy calling shots, I’m going to be the champion and I hold the belt, but I’m not going to be the guy calling shots.”

“You just look at the rankings and you look at the body of work of Dustin Poirier, he’s the obvious No. 1 guy right now. He chose to take the money fight and pass up on the opportunity to fight for the title, so if he does beat Conor, he’s the obvious No. 1 choice.” {H/T MMA Junkie}

He added, “But if Conor beats the No. 1 guy, plus how big of a name he is, plus the star power of himself, plus when Conor’s on and Conor’s chasing the title, there’s not a spectacle more exciting in sports.”

“So, he goes out there and runs through Dustin, or even beats Dustin in a dominant fashion, I think that makes him the No. 1 contender. I’ll be holding the belt, and I’ll be their cageside in Vegas, excited to see who I’m going to fight probably later on this year or the first of next year.” {H/T MMA Junkie}

Michael Chandler explained why he hasn’t taken any shot at McGregor yet

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Michael Chandler and Conor McGregor

Michael Chandler hasn’t taken any shots at Conor McGregor till now and he admits that’s for a good reason. Chandler added, “Conor has not said one negative thing about me,”

“Conor hasn’t really said my name at all. Not that that is a good thing or a bad thing. Poirier has. That’s fine. He can have his opinion of me. ‘I haven’t earned it’ or he’d rather sell hot sauce than fight me for the title, or it’s ‘fool’s gold.’ It was more directed at him because he’s been the guy that’s said the most.”

He continued, “He’s got a big fight ahead of him. He’s got the biggest fight of his life ahead of him. Finishing a trilogy with Conor McGregor is the biggest thing he’s got on his plate. But then again, I should be more worried about Charles Oliveira, I guess.” {H/T MMA Junkie}

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