Dustin Poirier has been calling out various fighters in the lightweight and welterweight division to fight on July 30. Poirier even called out Michael chandler for a fight on July 30. Poirier’s campaign for getting a fight continues as no fighter has yet accepted his offer to fight in July.
Michael Chandler has, in the past, revealed that he is not interested in fighting Dustin Poirier. However, Dustin is still calling out Chandler on Twitter. Poirier in his recent chain of tweets tweeted: “Yall a bunch of 155 or 170 anyone pull up July 30th. International call out. Get a deal done.”
Chandler knocked out Tony Ferguson via a brutal front kick in their fight at UFC 274 but, was also dropped by Justin Gaethje and Charles Oliveira in his two bouts prior to the Ferguson fight. Chandler was dropped in all his three fights in the UFC and Dustin took a hit at Chandler by calling him “Michael Chinler.” Dustin is apparently taking a hit at chandler by calling him a weak chin.
Michael reacted to Poirier’s tweet after UFC Vegas 54 and congratulated Michael Johnson for his victory against Alan Patrick. Michael tweeted: “Speaking of Michaels & chins. Congrats to Michael Johnson on his KO tonight. 1st KO since Sept. 17, 2016 – UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs Johnson. Clean KO at 1:35 of the 1st rd in Hidalgo, TX. Michael earned a Performance of the Night Bonus.”
Dustin was last knocked out by Michael Johnson in 2016 and since then he hasn’t been knocked out in the UFC. Chandler pointed out his loss against Johnson as retaliation for Dustin’s tweet.
Michael Chandler reveals why he is not interested in fighting Dustin Poirier
UFC fighter Michael has revealed that he has never been keen on fighting Dustin Poirier. Michael after his spectacular knockout victory against Tony Ferguson called out a bunch of fighters like Conor McGregor. However, he didn’t mention Dustin Poirier’s name during the Callout.
Michael, in his recent interview with MMA Hour, talked about not calling out Poirier and said that there was no particular reason he didn’t call out Dustin’s name. Michael said, “Is Dustin a draw? I guess he is the No. 2 guy. … But he’s kind of just stayed at No. 2 and I don’t know how active he’s gonna be, But I did see that he tweeted that I was saying everybody else’s name but his, as if I didn’t want to fight him because of technical reasons but it was more that I forgot about him, to be honest with you.”
Dustin is keen on getting a fight on July 30. He even called out, Colby Covington, whom he was avoiding in the past. Poirier is coming off a submission loss to former lightweight champion Charles Oliveira in December, his second time losing a title fight in the last two years.