Although Michael Chandler may not be having the anticipated octagon results, White was complimentary on him.

Dustin Poirier submitted Chandler this past Saturday at UFC 281, further removing him from the title picture.

In his five UFC fights, Chandler has collected four bonuses, including a Fight of the Year triumph over Justin Gaethje

 and a contender for Knockout of the Year triumph over Tony Ferguson.

 In spite of Chandler's subpar octagon record, White was nothing but complimentary about him after the fight,

 likening him to the great boxer Arturo Gatti, who was renowned for his bravery and thrilling bouts.

“Yeah, he’s fun, he’s like our Arturo Gatti,” Dana White at the UFC 281 post-fight news conference.

One of the most anticipated fights of the night at UFC 281 prior to the event was Chandler vs. Poirier,

And Dana White wasn't shocked to see it live up to expectations.

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