Michael Chandler warns Dustin Poirier: Don't go to welterweight

“If I’m Dustin Poirier or Dustin Poirier’s management, he’s not a big 155’er. Some people would say he could make 145."

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Michael Chandler warns Dustin Poirier: Don't go to welterweight

Dustin Poirier's move to welterweight is a topic that is frequently mentioned in the media. It seems that Dustin wants to make a change in his career and try to change things. The recent loss to Justin Gaethje seemed to influence Dustin to make such a decision.

His former opponent, Michael Chandler, thinks it's not a good idea. Chandler sent a message to Porier and stressed that such an option is not good for him. “Depending on how you want to think about this, I say tap out,” Chandler said on ESPN’s “DC & RC, as quoted by mmajunkieusatoday.com “If I’m Dustin Poirier or Dustin Poirier’s management, he’s not a big 155’er.

Some people would say he could make 145. I say case in point, when somebody pulled out of the fight – it was Tony Ferguson, Nate Diaz, that whole debacle with (Khamzat) Chimaev, he stepped on the scale, took a picture of himself, he was in the 170s.

I’m about 190 right now. He’s not a big lightweight. I don’t think it’s smart for him to go up to 170. You get hit with a 170-pound punch, it’s a lot harder than 155. Dustin, stay at 155”.

Michael Chandler and Conor McGregor

Daniel Cormier, one of the co-hosts of the show, decided to joke with Chandler about the possibility of Conor McGregor facing him in a welterweight match.

Chandler decided to react to this and explain his vision;
“I’m fighting a 145 pounder at 170,” Chandler said. “Conor McGregor has the bone density of a yellow bellied sapsucker, the bone density of an albatross.

Conor McGregor is a natural 145 pounder. So, if I want to fight him at 170, I’m going to be bigger than Conor at 170. That’s why I’m fighting him at 170”.

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