Two of the UFC’s biggest names could meet in the cage soon.
And their names are Michael Chandler and Dustin Poirier.
A report on “The MMA Hour” said that the fight is targeted for UFC 281 on November 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York. ESPN reportedly confirmed that the matchup is in the works, but Chandler would prefer it to be in December and Poirier wants the contest to be five rounds.
Poirier and Chandler had a brief confrontation at UFC 276 on July 2 in Las Vegas. They had to both be separated by security while yelling threats at one another.
Poirier last fought at UFC 269 where he lost by submission to Charles Oliveira. Before that, Poirier was on a three-fight winning streak with victories against Conor McGregor, twice, and Dan Hooker.
Chandler made headlines with his front kick knockout of Tony Ferguson at UFC 274. The win helped him bounce back from a loss to Justin Gaethje at UFC 268 and a shot a the vacant lightweight belt against Charles Oliveira.
The division remains without a champion after Oliveira was stripped of the title for not making weight, but he gets another shot when he meets Islam Makhachev on October 22.