Michael Chandler believes “there’s going to be a ton of pressure on” Dustin Poirier after passing over title shot | BJPenn.com


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Michael Chandler thinks there will likely be a ton of strain on Dustin Poirier in his trilogy combat towards Conor McGregor.

After Poirier scored a second-round TKO over McGregor at UFC 257, many assumed he can be combating for the light-weight title subsequent. But, he handed over the title shot to combat McGregor once more leaving Chandler to face Charles Oliveira in Might.

Now, forward of the 2 large light-weight matchups, Chandler believes all of the strain is on Poirier to win come July.

“Now that they’re each 1-1, now it’s a combat that Dustin can’t lose,” Chandler defined when talking to MMA Combating. “He is aware of he handed up on the title shot so as to take this combat. So there’s going to be a ton of strain on Dustin to win this fighr. Or else he handed up on a title shot that he won’t get for some time. Taking one other combat or two to get again to the title and it could possibly be me and Conor combating subsequent, if Conor wins.”

Though Poirier confirmed off his improved skillset towards McGregor, Chandler believes the Irishman will get his hand raised within the trilogy. If that occurs, he is aware of “The Diamond” would’ve made a mistake in not taking the title shot.

“I nonetheless lean in direction of Conor,” Chandler mentioned. “I believe Conor nonetheless has the facility in these palms, and I believe you’re going to see Conor make some changes as we now have seen, when he has taken losses, he’s at all times come again a greater fighter. A extra expert fighter. A extra ready fighter. We’re going to see at any time when that combat takes place. Both means, I’m excited to observe that one.”

Chandler little question has a degree that there’s a ton of strain on Poirier to get his hand raised in July. Nevertheless, it’s laborious in charge him as he’ll get more cash and extra fame if he fights and beats McGregor once more.

Do you agree with Michael Chandler that Dustin Poirier can’t lose to McGregor?

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