Report: UFC Offered Dustin Poirier Fight With Michael Chandler

It was revealed earlier today that former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler signed a deal with the UFC and his first opponent nearly became former UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier.

However, Poirier allegedly turned down the fight against Chandler due to financial discrepancies with the UFC.

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Ariel Helwani of ESPN first reported the news via Twitter:

 

Poirier was reportedly going to be fighting former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson at UFC 254, but he and the UFC couldn’t agree on the financial terms to put the bout together.

There is no word from Helwani as to whether or not the potential Chandler versus Poirier bout would’ve happened at UFC 254 or a different UFC card.

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