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‘You’re a fake’ - Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler get heated while cageside at UFC 276

Top-tier lightweights Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler had to be restrained by security after an altercation broke out during UFC 276.

Fans who’ve been watching the sport a long time know that it takes a lot to rile up Dustin Poirier unless it involves an angry Irish superstar. But during the UFC 276 festivities on Saturday, “The Diamond” got into an altercation with fellow top-tier lightweight Michael Chandler.

That heated moment was captured by welterweight contender Gilbert Burns, where both men are seen being restrained by a bunch of security personnel. The reason for their near dust-up is unclear, but at one point, Poirier was heard saying ‘You’re a fake.’

Poirier and Chandler have been paired up for a possible fight. The former seems to be more open, while the latter apparently has a “personal issue” that made him lose the ‘desire’ in a potential matchup.

The number two-ranked Poirier (28-7, 1 NC) hasn’t fought since his UFC 269 title fight loss to Charles Oliveira last December. As for the number five-ranked Chandler (23-7), he is coming off a sensational front kick KO win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 274 in May.