“Dropped in his last 3 fights”- Dustin Poirier still downplays Michael Chandler’s run in the UFC

Dustin Poirier confirms why he disregarded Michael Chandler when he first came into the UFC.

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Dustin Poirier talks about Michael Chandler

Dustin Poirier downplayed UFC fan-favorite Michael Chandler on his move to the UFC but the Lousiana fighter had his reasons.

Michael Chandler, the former Bellator MMA champion made his move to the UFC in the year 2021 against Dan Hooker and opened his account in style. The former champion has seen a rise to the top like very few in the lightweight division and fought for the lightweight title in his very second fight under the UFC banner.

This sure did rub a lot of top-ranked fighters the wrong way including two-time title contender Dustin Poirier. From being hated by the fans to becoming one of the fan favorites, Chandler has surely built himself a fanbase around the world. After his recent KO win against Tony Ferguson, Dustin offered to fight Chandler but the “Iron” turned down the offer because of Dustin’s comments in the past.

In a recent episode of The MMA Hour, Dustin talks about his comments and explains his reason. “For sure, yeah,” Dustin said to Ariel Helwani, confirming that he disregards Michael’s career. “He has never beaten anybody who is coming off a win in the UFC, Ariel. He’s been dropped in his last three fights.”

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“Somebody’s gonna get sparked out” Dustin Poirier calls out Michael Chandler for a fight

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Dustin Poirier calls out Michael Chandler

“He has never beaten somebody coming off of a win. What are Dan Hooker’s last five fights and what are Tony Ferguson’s last five fights?” Dustin points out the forms of the fighters who Chandler has a win over in the UFC. “I’m not talking trash, I’m just stating facts. I don’t care. I’ll fight him too.”

“Somebody’s gonna get sparked out for sure, let’s go,” says Dustin as he calls out Michael for his next fight. Dustin is coming off a loss to Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 and is desperately looking for a fight in the near future. Michael on the other hand is 2-2 since his introduction to the UFC. The fighter is coming off a stunning victory against Tony Ferguson in his last fight with a probable “Knockout of the Year”.

Watch Dustin’s full interview with Ariel Helwani below:

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