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Dustin Poirier’s Coach Not Sure of a Fourth Fight With Conor McGregor – Believes Poirier is the Superior Fighter

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UFC president Dana White has already given his nod to a fourth bout following the disappointing finish to the trilogy bout at UFC 264 between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor. Meanwhile, even Conor McGregor is eyeing a return to the cage after undergoing successful surgery. However, Dustin Poirier’s coach feels otherwise. Speaking to MMAFighting, 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Poirier’s head coach Mike Brown stated that he doesn’t believe that a fourth fight is necessary considering Dustin Poirier is the superior fighter as witnessed from the last two fights inside the Octagon. While a lot of fans will agree, there’s a case to be made that the conclusion of the trilogy bout did not really give the feud a befitting end. 

Conor McGregor suffered a horrific leg injury in the closing moments of the first round, breaking his tibia in what was a disastrous night for the former dual champion. Soon after the fight, McGregor stated “it’s not over” and vowed to return to the Octagon to exact his revenge against Dustin Poirier. 

Conor McGregor claims he was suffering from stress fractures going into the fight

Earlier, coach John Kavanagh had stated that McGregor suffered an injury during the sparring session which he believes played a huge factor in the eventual brutal injury he suffered at UFC 264 inside the Octagon. Now, McGregor has come out, confirming the same in an Instagram post, addressing his fans. 

“I needed to get treatment on my leg. I needed to treatment on my ankle. I needed to get treatment on my shin bone. I would have never committed to going under the knife unless something like this had happened. So something like this happened and I am going to go in and I am gonna get exactly what I needed. What I needed was a titanium shin bone. So now I got a titanium rod down the knee, from the knee to the ankle. And the doctor said it’s unbreakable. So once I build back, manage the cut and make sure it does not get infected, keep the health on it, keep building back that way. Then I will start playing with the balance, learning how to stand on it again, learning how to stand on a single leg. Then I will start building back the strength and then I have got an unbreakable titanium leg.”

“The job was done. And I was like yes it was gonna be easy. I am gonna do this no problem. And then I am in a lot of pain. The mobility is gonna be like this for a while. It’s not gonna be a few days or few weeks, it’s gonna be some time. So it went a little rough after that. I know there are gonna be ups and downs on this journey that I am gonna be on. I am aware of them now and I am just a bit more happy, a bit more accepting. I am motivating to keep going.”

“I’ve got this. I have got a great team behind me. I wanna thank all my team, my coaches, training partners, my family, my friends. just everyone that has been supporting me.”

“I am gonna do this, I am gonna come back. The leg was better than ever. I was injured going into the fight. People are asking me when was the leg broke. At what point did the leg break?”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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“Ask Dana White, Ask UFC, Ask the head doctor of UFC, they knew my leg had stress fractured going into that cage. There was a bit about pulling the things out because I was sparring with no shin pads, I kicked the knee a few times. So I had multiple stress fractures in the shin bones above the ankle. Then I had the problem with my ankle anyway throughout the year for f****g fighting all the time.”

“I even did a lot of training sessions when my ankle was soared. I still would not stop training. I used to just train on my back. That’s how I developed those ground and pound shots. That’s why Dustin backed away when he was on top of me and I was landing the upkicks and elbows. It’s a horrible place to be in.”

“It takes so much effort for you to land from your top position and when you are trying to do that you are losing your energy and you are getting hit with downward elbows and vicious upkicks. It was the skill I developed because I had a damaged leg and I had to adjust my training.”

“I needed to get treatment on my leg. I needed to treatment on my ankle. I needed to get treatment on my shin bone. I would have never committed to going under the knife unless something like this had happened. So something like this happened and I am going to go in and I am gonna get exactly what I needed. What I needed was a titanium shin bone. So now I got a titanium rod down the knee, from the knee to the ankle. And the doctor said it’s unbreakable. So once I build back, manage the cut and make sure it does not get infected, keep the health on it, keep building back that way. Then I will start playing with the balance, learning how to stand on it again, learning how to stand on a single leg. Then I will start building back the strength and then I have got an unbreakable titanium leg.”

It will be interesting to see what lies ahead for Conor McGregor. UFC president Dana White believes that McGregor will be back next year, and needless to say, a fourth bout is a very likely possibility. Additionally, if Dustin Poirier is able to get his hands on the UFC lightweight gold, it’s possible that the fourth bout could be of even more epic proportion with h=the title belt on the line.

Also Read: “It’s a Horrible Place to Be In”- Conor McGregor Claims Dustin Poirier Was badly Hurt With his Elbows and Upkicks

 

Critical of Dana White's matchmaking abilities but always in awe of his business acumen, Nikhil Chauhan is always up for a chat related to MMA and Boxing.