Michael Chandler Not Interested In Fighting Dustin Poirier

Dustin Poirier has hinted at his interest in fighting Michael Chandler after his big KO win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 274 this past weekend, but after ‘The Diamond’ snubbed him in the past it seems that ‘Iron Mike’ is now eager to return the favor.

“A lot of names being said by Iron Michelangelo but I’m not hearing mine. Respectfully,” Poirier had wrote on Twitter after hearing Chandler call out the likes of Charles Oliveira, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz.

Chandler then responded on The MMA Hour show after being asked whether he’d rather fight Diaz or Poirier.

“It would be Diaz. I have no interest in fighting Dustin, honestly,” Chandler responded. “To be quite honest, I think he’s a great dude. I think I like him for the sport, but I also think I was completely disregarded and pushed aside whenever I came into the organization. He completely disregarded me, he acted as though I didn’t deserve to be where I was.

“Maybe it’s a bit more of a personal issue, but I also don’t think… is Dustin a draw? I guess he’s the No. 2 guy now, but he’s just kind of stayed at No. 2 and I don’t know how active he’s going to be. I did see him tweet that I was saying everyone else’s name but his as if I didn’t want to fight him because of technical reasons or what not, but it’s more like I forgot about him.”

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