UFC lightweight contender Michael Chandler has suggested Dustin Poirier really should sit out and wait for a fourth fight against Conor McGregor.
Poirier was previous in action at UFC 264 previous month. In one of the most extremely predicted trilogy fights in history, “The Diamond” secured his second victory of the calendar year around McGregor.
Right after hunting the sharper of the two on the feet, Poirier dominated the greater part of the spherical on the floor soon after the Irishman took the combat to the canvas with an tried guillotine choke. With seconds of the very first frame remaining, McGregor experienced a horrific damaged left leg and the bout came to an anti-climactic close.
When a lot of be expecting Poirier to fight Charles Oliveira for the 155-pound gold next, Chandler thinks he’d be far better off ready for a different conference with McGregor when the previous two-division winner returns in 2022.
Whilst talking with Helen Yee through UFC 265 battle week, the former 3-time Bellator Light-weight Champion revealed that if McGregor had spoken about his have wife and children like he did top up to and immediately after his combat with Poirier, he’d be waiting for another date with the controversial star within the Octagon.
“Man, if I’m Dustin Poirier, I’m just ready for Conor 4. I am…if Poirier goes and wins the title, can Conor appear ideal back again and struggle Poirier if he has the title? Crazier items have took place. So if I’m Poirier, I’m just waiting out and ready for Conor 4, particularly just after he claimed a lot of matters about my spouse and my young ones and killing me, all that kind of stuff. But I also know…and this is a testomony to Poirier as a competitor, he wishes to get the greatest prize in blended martial arts. He’s been an interim champion, but he hasn’t whole-fledged, 100% undisputed winner. So I assume the competitor in him will go combat Charles Oliveira.”
Possessing admitted that Poirier is probable to be Oliveira’s to start with title defense, Chandler, who was crushed by “Do Bronx” in their clash for the vacant belt at UFC 262, expects the Louisianan to dethrone the Brazilian.
“I imagine they’re each well-rounded. I assume Poirier’s bought a little bit additional of type of that pet in him, when the fight receives in the thick of it…obviously, Charles Oliveira conquer me in the 2nd round, extremely shortly into the second spherical, so we did not actually see a lot of longevity in a struggle like that. We saw him go via rounds with Tony Ferguson, but that was muchly a one particular-sided affair. I imagine a struggle with Dustin Poirier, he puts palms on him rather solidly those 1st few rounds and kinda begins to place it on Charles. I believe Poirier wins that fight by third-, fourth-spherical complete. If they do go all five, Poirier wins the conclusion.”
While Poirier aims to maintain the undisputed gold for the to start with time, two other former title challengers are searching to rebound in model and stake their claim for another championship opportunity.
Chandler appears to be set to encounter fellow prime-five light-weight Justin Gaethje, who was defeated by the good Khabib Nurmagomedov in his last outing, at UFC 268 in November. A latest exchange the pair had during the UFC 265 live weigh-in exhibit has only made this fight extra intriguing.
Do you consider Dustin Poirier should really wait for a fourth combat with Conor McGregor like Michael Chandler implies?