Dustin Poirier defeated Michael Chandler at UFC 281 at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York on Saturday by way of submission to a slobber knocker.
Poirier and Chandler made hay for hay throughout the struggle, however the floor recreation for each contestants was big. Chandler got here out with a number of takedowns from Poirier and was making an attempt to carry him down for Poirier to submit. At one level, Poirier was seen telling the officer within the cage that Chandler was hooking him.
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One other second, blood from Chandler’s nostril was working down Poirier’s face. Sitting behind the On Location Expertise seats within the enviornment, Chandler’s household supported him. Michael Sr. and Betty applauded the fighter as he tried to journey Poirier or submit.
Within the third spherical, Poirier shortly turned the tables and managed to place Chandler within the rear bare choke for the win. Poirier went into extra element about his second-round situation with Chandler.
“I informed him that is my home. That is what I informed him. ‘That is my home.’ That is it,” Poirier informed reporters by way of MMA Preventing. “And I informed him he is a unclean mother—-er, too, for placing his fingers in my mouth and blowing his nostril. It is okay.”
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Chandler denied that he did it deliberately.
“Yeah, I am going to admit his mouth was open and my hand went in there and it was on his mouthpiece,” Chandler stated. “He bit, I used to be making an attempt to tug him out. It wasn’t like I used to be making an attempt to tug him out, and he was biting and I could not get him out. It was extra simply the angle. I imply you are being pushed towards the cage.”
He added that he wasn’t making an attempt to hit Poirier behind the pinnacle, though he was warned about it within the cage, including that he does not cheat.
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Poirier has moved as much as 21-6 after the light-weight struggle and Chandler has dropped to 2-3 since becoming a member of the UFC from Bellator.
The Related Press contributed to this report.