Michael Chandler: in the UFC, I started my professional career with a fight with Dustin Poirier » UFC Free Pass
Michael Chandler: in the UFC, I started my professional career with a fight with Dustin Poirier
Dustin Poirier is the most legendary winner of the UFC 257 tournament. He not only effectively knocked out Conor McGregor, but also provided one of the highest PPV rates in the history of the UFC (the percentage of earned funds in terms of each viewer). Now he has several good options for continuing his career: a fight for the lightweight title, a fight with Nate Diaz with a large prize pool, or a rematch with McGregor with huge prize money.
The second in line right after Dustin is Michael Chandler, who went from a rookie in Bellator MMA to one of the best fighters in the super-competitive lightweight division, defeating Dan Hooker by knockout. He has become a very popular fighter, as evidenced by his recent appearance on the Jim Rome show.

"I am extremely happy that after several setbacks in my career, I have the perfect opportunity to be involved in one of the most ambitious events in the history of the UFC," said Chandler. "Many times I thought that the door to the UFC would never open for me. In the end, when it did happen, I had a great opportunity, which I took full advantage of, and now I'm talking to Jim Rom himself. So everything turned out just fine!»

UFC president Dana White said that the fight of Poirier against Chandler in the category up to 70 kilograms is exactly the idea that should definitely be implemented. Unfortunately, Dustin Poirier said that he is not interested in such a fight. But Chandler definitely wants it.

"Definitely, this fight interests me," he said. "Dustin Poirier was my first opponent in the UFC. I think I'm perfectly suited for this fight, having a lot of respect for this man both inside and outside the Octagon. He's a true champion, it was just amazing to see him go out and beat Conor McGregor, one of the greatest fighters of all time."
"At the moment, our success guarantees the availability of new fights. Look, Khabib Nurmagomedov is the greatest of us all, but we all know he's leaving. Let him step aside, give up the belt, and we'll play it out between me and Dustin Poirier in the next quarter. I promise you that after this fight I will become the UFC champion. I hope that everything will turn out this way, and we will celebrate."
28-01-2021, 20:14
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