Michael Chandler: Dustin Poirier should wait for Conor McGregor instead of fighting for the title

Instead of pursuing a title fight with Charles Oliveira, Michael Chandler advised Dustin Poirier to focus on making money by waiting for a rematch with Conor McGregor.

Since UFC 264, Dustin Poirier (28-6 MMA, 20-5 UFC) has boosted his record against Conor McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) to 2-1. McGregor was involved in a terrible injury with only a few seconds left in the first half and was relegated to failure after that.

Conor McGregor made many provocative statements after that fight, right in the octagon, and vowed to 'kill' Dustin Poirier the next time they would meet. And if he wants to do that, the former UFC champion will have to wait until next year to recover fully from his injury. During that time, Dustin Poirier would most likely be fighting for the lightweight title, which he would belong to him had he not given up to agree on a rematch with Conor McGregor.

Conor McGregor was injured and lost to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.

Another lightweight contender, Michael Chandler, advised Helen Yee Sports that Dustin Poirier should wait for the rematch with Conor McGregor to make money before fighting for the lightweight title with Charles Oliveira.

if I’m Poirier, I’m just waiting out and waiting for Conor 4, especially after he said numerous things about my wife and my kids and killing me, all that kind of stuff.

“But I also know and this is a testament to Poirier as a competitor, he wants to win the ultimate prize in mixed martial arts. He’s been an interim champion, but he hasn’t full-fledged, 100 percent undisputed champion. So I think the competitor in him will go fight Charles Oliveira, but there’s an inkling, there’s a part of me that says (he) might as well wait out and get the big money fight in Conor.”

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor used many harsh words towards Dustin Poirier after the fight.

The UFC has yet to make an official announcement about Charles Oliveira's title defense opponent. Dustin Poirier, on the other hand, is the front-runner for this position. When it comes to this potential match, the former Bellator champion believes it will be a fair fight. If the war drags on, however, Poirier will have the upper hand.

 

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