Dustin Poirier is ready to step into the cage towards Michael Chandler in what’s being thought of probably the greatest fights of the 12 months. Regardless of the 2 lightweights being extremely gifted, ‘The Diamond’ believes he may make it look straightforward.
‘Iron’ was arguably the most important profile outdoors of the UFC earlier than making the change over from Bellator and MMA followers have been spoiled ever since. His elite wrestling permits him to maintain the combat standing and his willingness to strike alongside his objective to all the time seek for a end makes him probably the most enjoyable fighters to look at.
Throughout a sit-down with Daniel Cormier, Dustin Poirier said that Michael Chandler ought to eliminate his “powerful man mindset” if he needs any likelihood at beating him this weekend:
“If he fights me like he fought Justin Gaethje, I am going to clear him up. I am going again to Lafayette. Tune in… [He’ll last] a number of exchanges [if he fights like that]… If he comes on the market with a tricky man mindset, let’s his n*ts dangle, fingers down, ‘[The] I am gonna out powerful you [attitude],’ I am gonna clear him up, I promise you… If he does not wrestle, if he does kickbox with me, he is obtained to be cleaner than he was when he did it with [Justin] Gaethje.”
Each males are extremely ranked 155lb contenders who’re only one or two wins away from incomes themselves a shot at newly topped champion Islam Makhachev’s throne. Michael Chandler believes he’s the higher striker and grappler forward of the light-weight king, however will first should get previous a really powerful check on Saturday.
Try what Dustin Poirier needed to say about his upcoming combat at UFC 281 within the video beneath.
What’s at stake for the winner between Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler?
Usually, two extremely ranked rivals battle it out to see who will probably be given a title shot subsequent. With Islam Makhachev reportedly has his first title protection already lined up, what’s subsequent for the winner at UFC 281?
With Alexander Volkanovski seemingly stepping in towards the Russian someday subsequent 12 months, Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler are primarily combating to see who will probably be one-half of a #1 contender combat.
The opposite half of the matchup is more likely to be Beneil Dariush, who has been on a tear all through the division and placed on an all-time show towards Mateusz Gamrot in his final outing.