- Dustin Poirier is over ‘dirty motherf*****’ Michael Chandler after beating him at UFC 281
- Poirier is open to fight Beneil Dariush next
This past Saturday, former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier took on top-ranked contender Michael Chandler at UFC 281. The two finally got the chance to settle their differences inside the octagon after months of sharing a heated rivalry that saw the two even get into a physical altercation at another pay-per-view event. Poirier outlasted Chandler in an all-out war and earned a submission finish in the third round.
Following the result, Poirier was still fired up and exchanged some words with Chandler and the referee.
Dustin Poirier is over ‘dirty motherf*****’ Michael Chandler after UFC 281
At the post-fight press conference for UFC 281, Dustin Poirier shared his thoughts on his hard-earned victory over ‘Iron’ Mike. He opened up on his brief chat with Chandler and labeled him a ‘dirty motherf*****’ for allegedly using illegal tactics, such as the fish hook
“I had 11 months to sit back and sit on a loss,” Poirier said. “I was trying to get fights that whole time, but nothing came through, nothing materialized. I’m not sure whose fault it was. But I was training back home, just sitting on that championship loss. It hurts. It drove me to get better and come in here and get the W tonight.’”
“I told him, ‘This is my house.’ That’s what I told him. I said, ‘This is my house.’ That’s it. And I told him he’s a dirty motherf*cker too, for putting his fingers in my mouth and blowing his nose. It’s over. It’s whatever.”
Poirier says Beneil Dariush makes sense for his next fight
When asked about his next opponent, ‘Diamond’ pointed to fourth-ranked lightweight contender Beneil Dariush as someone who ‘makes a lot of sense.’
“That’s one that makes a lot of sense. Beneil’s earned his stripes and put away some tough guys and has been looking great doing it. We’ll see. I’m not against it. It’s ultimately up to the UFC and the timeframe of when I want to return. … I think it’s a great matchup. I think he deserves a tough matchup.”
With reigning 155-pound champion Islam Makhachev booked to take on Alex Volkanovski in his first title defense, Dustin Poirier could find himself back in the mix of title contention in a potential top contender fight with Dariush next.