“Not for money, the glam, the glitz, the women!”- Drew Dober reveals REAL reason behind wanting to fight Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, and Michael Chandler

Lightweight contender Drew Dober eyes bigger names like Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier after his UFC Vegas 80 win.


“Not for money, the glam, the glitz, the women!”- Drew Dober reveals REAL reason behind wanting to fight Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, and Michael Chandler

Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier are on Drew Dober's wish list (Source: IMAGO)

Lightweight sensation Drew Dober is keen on a fight with big names. Names that include the likes of Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler, and Conor McGregor. With a fresh TKO win over Rick Glenn at UFC Vegas 80, Dober declares himself endurable and ready enough for big names within the promotion.

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“What I want…is Poirier and Michael Chandler, and Conor McGregor. Not for money, the glam, the glitz, the women! I want it because I’m ready to collect some bruises from Poirier,” said Dober in an interview with the MMA Hour. “We know I have the talent for it. We can have a great fight with any of these guys in the top 15.”

Poirier is currently ranked #3 in the lightweight division and said that despite his loss to Justin Gaethje, he is looking to make another run at a title shot soon. Dober considers him a fairly tough contender. Post-victory, Dober has also mentioned that every time he has entered the rankings, he has fought a fighter ranked below him. He wants to remedy that by taking up bigger challenges.

Following his victory over Glenn, Dober had also suggested Chandler as a viable opponent. He had quite a few things to say when speaking at the UFC Fight Night 229 post-fight conference. One notable thing he said was that McGregor would not return anytime soon. Dober also offered to be a backup for McGregor Vs. Chandler. Moreover, he is hopeful that Chandler will accept the 5’9 southpaw as a warm-up to McGregor in the future.

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Drew Dober finishes Rick Glenn with vicious first-round TK0 at Vegas 80

Lightweight contender Drew Dober returned to winning ways at UFC Vegas 80. On Oct. 7, at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dober delivered a smashing TKO to the veteran Rick Glenn. Obliterating him in the very first round.

Drew Dober
Drew Dober (Source: UFC)

Coming off a disappointing loss to Matt Frevola. on May 6, this was a very important win for Dober. He was able to land a swarm of heavy punches and face-jabs throughout the first round. Midway through the first, Glenn was brought to his feet; after Dober had let him recover, he scored two heavy left hands. Thus, putting Glenn back on the canvas. Eventually, he followed up with some mean ground-and-pound. This was succeeded by the final incapacitating TKO. As such, Dober is already considered one of the best knockout specialists at the 155-pound level.

Dober has fought against well-known opponents like Beneil Dariush and Islam Makhachev but lost on both counts. With his current win, however, the trajectory of his career can drastically change. He had pitched in Michael Chandler as a possible opponent soon after the fight, but nothing official as of yet.

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