At UFC 281, held on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Dustin Poirier defeated Michael Chandler via submission.
During the fight, Dustin Poirier and Chandler traded haymakers, but both had formidable ground games. Chandler had successfully taken Poirier down multiple times and was attempting to put him on a submission hold. Poirier was overheard complaining to the official inside the cage that Chandler was fish-hooking him.
There was another time when blood was dripping from Chandler’s nose onto Poirier’s face. Chandler was cheered on by his loved ones, who were seated in the arena behind the On Location Experience section. Michael Sr. and Betty rooted for the boxer as he attempted to cause Poirier to flinch or submit.
Poirier swiftly turned the tables in the third round and submitted Chandler with a rear-naked choke. Poirier provided further information about the problem he had in the second round with Chandler.
“He was informed that this is, in fact, my residence. I told him just that. As in, “I live here,” or some similar declaration of ownership. So long, “According to MMA Fighting, Poirier told reporters about it. “I also called him a disgusting mother—-er for blowing his nose on me and sticking his fingers in my mouth. The situation is fine.”
Chandler claimed he didn’t do anything on purpose.
I put my hand on his mouthpiece while his mouth was open, Chandler admitted. “He had a hold on me, and I was attempting to extract his jaw. No, I wasn’t trying to take it out, but he had it in his mouth and wouldn’t let go. In this case, the problem was primarily caused by the camera’s perspective. To put it another way, you’re being hemmed in by the bars.”
He continued, saying that despite being instructed in the cage not to, he did not intend to hit Poirier in the back of the head and that he does not cheat.