Former UFC two-weight champion Daniel Cormier introduced himself as a matchmaker and voiced three fights he would make at lightweight division :
“Michael Chandler vs. Dustin Porrier is the first fight I want. I want to see this. There’s ways back it’s like someone said a bad thing about your mom when you were a kid. If they’re so publicly snubbed, they’re going to have to fight. I want Dustin Porrier and Michael Chandler to fight.
Number two. I think this guy deserves a big fight. So Beneil Dariush versus your favorite fighter of your favorite fighters, Justin Gaethje. I want this fight because Beneil deserves it, deserves this opportunity.
And finally I want Islam Makhachev to fight Charles Oliveira for the belt. Those are three great fights, and as we know, the UFC has started to put fights like that on the same card a lot. I want the Porrier vs. Chandler fight to be in the co-main event of the Abu Dhabi tournament. Makhachev and Oliveira will head the card, and I also want Dariush – Gaethje to be the third fight on top,” Daniel Cormier said at the DC & RC show.
Dustin Poirier refuses to tell Daniel Cormier details about Michael Chandler altercation, explains why
UFC lightweights Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler were in attendance at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for UFC 276. However, the pair soon got into a heated altercation, starting a war of words and having to be separated by security.
“Nothing negative towards nobody in interviews online. If I have something to say, I’m going to say it when the person’s present and that’s what you saw right there. I had something to say to him and I got it off my chest, told him what I felt about him and that’s it. If he ain’t here to defend himself or for me to speak in front of him, we don’t need to talk about it.”
In the clip, Poirier is heard shouting:
“You’re a fake mother*****r, I’m gonna f**k you up.”
Poirier hasn’t fought this year since losing the lightweight title clash against Charles Oliveira at UFC 269. Michael Chandler, on the other hand, is making a name for himself in his relatively young career in the UFC.
Chandler most recently knocked out Tony Ferguson at UFC 274 and is aiming for a fight against former lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor.