Michael Chandler On Dustin Poirier’s Recent Comments About Him – “Zip It”
Speaking on The Fight, with Teddy Atlas, Dustin Poirier recently shed some light on his feelings towards Michael Chandler, and Chandler was quick to respond.
After Chandler (23-7-0 UFC) had knocked out Tony Ferguson in the second round at UFC 274 this past May, he felt his abilities should have garnered more respect from the likes of Poirier (28-7-0 UFC). He took to The MMA Hour shorty after the fight to say he had no interest in fighting Poirier, who he felt “had been disrespectful to him, completely disregarded him, and acted as though I didn’t deserve to be where I was.”
Responding to the sentiment, Poirier had said it was curious that Chandler never took a fight with somebody coming off of a win, and that he wasn’t interested in fighting him either.
Elaborating on this, Poirier said, ““I’m a dangerous fight for him… he called out Conor, think Conor is a dangerous fight for him, too. I’m not saying Chandler’s ‘chinny’ or anything, but he gets hurt in a lot of his fights, and guys like Conor, they can punch. If you’re getting hurt by Tony Ferguson and dropped by Oliveira, guys like me, guys like Conor, if we touch your chin, it’s gonna be bad.”
Guys like me… if we touch your chin, it’s gonna be bad.
Chandler couldn’t let the comment slide, and so he quickly took to an Instagram Story to respond.
“I heard what you said. Listen, nobody gives a rip about your wannabe, don’t make sense, lost your shine so you’re trying to steal everybody else’s shine, backdoor MMA math. Zip it.”
Chandler is recovering from his most recent bout, while Poirier has been linked to rumors of fighting Nate Diaz before he retires. Nothing is scheduled for either fighter as of now.