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Dustin Poirier questions Conor McGregor’s withdrawal at UFC 303 against Michael Chandler: ‘Dude, a toe?

Dustin Poirier questions Conor McGregor’s withdrawal at UFC 303 against Michael Chandler: ‘Dude, a toe?

Dustin Poirier questions Conor McGregor’s withdrawal at UFC 303 against Michael Chandler: ‘Dude, a toe?

Dustin Poirier doesn’t seem convinced about Conor McGregor’s finger injury. Poirier, who has now beaten McGregor twice in their trilogy, has a huge rivalry with ‘The Notorious’. The Irishman just managed to win once again at UFC 178. However, it’s been a downward slope for the former UFC champion since then. Before the UFC 264 bout, things got personal between McGregor and Poirier. The latter took things a bit further by involving Poirier’s wife.

“Mystic Mac” accused Poirier’s wife of messaging McGregor on Instagram, which escalated the severity of the fight. Unfortunately for McGregor, he ran out of luck inside the ring when he broke his ankle while attempting a leg kick. It’s been three years since then and McGregor still seems to be reeling from the setback.

All set for UFC 303, McGregor pulled out of the fight, citing a broken pinky finger. And commenting on the same thing, Dustin Poirier thinks that’s not enough reason to retire.

Dustin Poirier emphasizes the severity of McGregor’s injury

Dustin Poirier recently participated in an interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour podcast. While discussing a multitude of things, Poirier also touched on Conor McGregor’s recent situation. McGregor has long hinted at his possible return. And just when the stars seemed to perfectly align, “Mystic Mac” shocked everyone, further delaying the comeback.

Expressing his doubts about the issue, Dustin Poirier stated, “Dude, a little toe? It’s like I’ve been fighting so many injuries. Like Conor said, he’s battled a lot of injuries that he doesn’t want. I’ve battled a lot of injuries over the years, but a little finger doesn’t seem like a reason to give up a fight, you know? He went on to say that the severity of the injury depends on which side of his leg is injured.

Poirier speculated that McGregor could have injured a ligament, muscle or small bone in his leg. Certainly, the situation surrounding Conor McGregor is in turmoil and there has been speculation that “The Notorious” will not be returning to the UFC at all.

Chael Sonnen warns Michael Chandler

Michael Chandler desperately needs the Conor McGregor fight. He’s been waiting for almost two years and he’s still willing to wait. So much so that even after the UFC offered him a title fight against Islam Makhachev, Chandler didn’t seem too interested. In a recent YouTube video, Chael Sonnen warned Michael Chandler about a hidden message the UFC is trying to send.

Sonnen felt that Dana White and co. tries to tell Chandler that the Conor McGregor fight is not possible at this time. Thus, waiting for him would be pointless at this point. And with names like Dustin Poirier waiting in the wings to challenge Makhachev, it will be a wise decision for Chandler to take the fight. So with so many lingering doubts, it will be interesting to see where the Conor McGregor situation goes.

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