It looks like we're in for another great lightweight fight by the end of this year aside from the title fight at UFC 280. According to Ariel Helwani, Michael Chandler and Dustin Poirier will fight at UFC 281! After blowing away his opportunity to win the belt, Dustin was announced that he would even leave the lightweight division and maybe try welterweight, but it seems that he has given up on that, which is good because he is still a highly ranked fighter.
Before that defeat, he had two wins over Conor McGregor and one over Dan Hooker. On the other hand, Chandler achieved a potential knockout of the year over Tony Ferguson in his last fight, which earned him a performance of the night bonus.
Before that victory, he was also defeated by Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje, and in his UFC debut he knocked out Dan Hooker in the first round. As a reminder, these two fighters had a verbal conflict at the UFC 276 event when Dustin started yelling at Chandler, who was passing by his seat at that moment, and soon the security guards intervened.
Although each fighter gave their side of the story afterward, it seems like Dustin was the one who started the fight.
“Do it for a BMF belt… Clear the jams log at the top of all these sections… When you’re involved in 3 or 4 recurring title fights, you know something is wrong.
Unless it’s a very questionable decision.. You are at least two warriors again”. Another fan questioned the legitimacy of the feud between the pair but believed the winner would get another shot at the 155-pound title: “No bad thing dude.
They staged this *** to prove it and help keep Dustin Poirier relevant. I imagine the winner would get the second prong in the real LW King. CharlesDoBronxs beats MAKHACHEVMMA and both, once again. @MikeChandlerMMA” UFC 281 takes place on November 12 (the eleventh month) at Madison Square Garden. If this fight takes place, we have no doubt that it will be a treat for any martial arts fan.