Dustin Poirier recently won a war with Michael Chandler, defeating the former Bellator lightweight champion by third-round submission after a grueling 12 minutes at UFC 281. The victory keeps Poirier, a former interim champion, squarely in the 155-pound title picture despite the fact that he’s come up short twice before – against Khabib Nurmagomedov in September 2019 and Charles Oliveira in December 2021. Chael Sonnen has a thought about Poirier at this point in his career: He’s no longer interested in being a UFC champion. Here’s his explanation: “Dustin Poirier’s No. 1 goal right now is not to reclaim his championship.