Dustin Poirier Not Interested in Fighting Michael Chandler for Lightweight Title

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Following his second round TKO victory over former featherweight and lightweight champ, Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier spoke with media at the post-fight press conference where he touched on what could be next for him in his fighting career.

Prior to Poirier joining the press conference, UFC president Dana White told media that if current lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov decides to go through with retirement, he will be looking to book Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler, the winner of UFC 257’s co main event, for the lightweight title next.

When Poirier sat down to talk with media, he was asked about his thoughts on White saying that a fight between him and Chandler for the lightweight title would be the next fight to make.

“No it does not (make sense),” Poirier said. “Respect to Chandler. Great win over a guy. But to come in and beat a guy I just beat, and get a title shot – dude I’ve been in 28 fights in the UFC trying my everything. Fighting the toughest of the toughest guys to get my hands on gold. You know, he should fight Charles Oliveira or something. Let Chandler and Oliveira go at it. That doesn’t really interest me at this point. I’m going to sell hot sauce if that’s the case.”

Poirier mentioned that he would also be open to completing the trilogy that has now opened up for him and McGregor, or a fight against Nate Diaz. “I mean a rematch with Conor interests me,” Poirier said. “I mean, I’ve always wanted to whip Nate Diaz’s ass. That interests me,” adding, “Conor and I are 1-1. Nate Diaz likes to talk a lot of shit online. I just gotta go back home and we’ll see.”

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