Dustin Poirier has brutally slammed both Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler after their big announcement was sent out on Saturday by UFC president Dana White. It was confirmed that McGregor and Chandler would be coaches for the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter with the two set to face each other at the end of the show on a card expected to be later this year.
The fight will be McGregor’s comeback bout after spending two years away from the octagon following his leg break suffered in July 2021. The bout will also be Michael Chandler’s first fight since his most recent loss in November – both of their losses coming to Poirier.
Dustin ‘Diamond’ Poirier has been on a strong run in recent years, winning eight of his last 10 fights, with his only losses coming to lightweight champions Khabib Nurmagomedov and Charles Oliveira.
After seeing the announcement of McGregor facing Chandler and being featured on the next TUF series, Poirier tweeted: “TUF all my children edition”. Chandler will be a tough opponent for McGregor, with the former three-time Bellator champion making waves since joining the UFC.