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“Who The Hell Throws Shin Kicks”- Dustin Poirier Reveals the Aftermath of Dan Hooker Fight

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Not so long ago Dan Hooker and Dustin Poirier put on one of the greatest fights in UFC history. It was not for a title or for a number one contender spot. But the heart and grit Hooker and Poirier showed in those five rounds shocked the MMA universe.

Hooker came out of the gate strong and did some serious damage in the first two rounds. He was even seconds away from knocking out Dustin Poirier when he went for the kill switch in round two. However, Poirier survived and made a huge comeback in the final three rounds, winning the fight.

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Dustin Poirier has proved that he is one of the best in the division. And as far as Hooker is concerned he certainly can give a tough challenge to the top lightweights in UFC. The damage on both the fighters after the fight was clearly visible as both of them were rushed to the hospital.

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Dustin Poirier is shocked by Dan Hooker’s toughness

In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, Dustin Poirier opens up about the aftermath of the grueling battle. Poirier stated:

“I am busted up, man. I actually had a couple of X-rays done this morning. Dan was kicking bone on bone a lot on my lead shin. My foot is swollen like a balloon. My ankle was huge from all the blood running down from my shin. But other than that muscle bruises in my hands, ribs, a little bit of soreness, but I am good.”

Dustin Poirier

Poirier explained that Hooker did most of the damage in the first two rounds. And going into the third round, Poirier was dizzy and banged up. Poirier continued:

“Early in the fight. I don’t think anything is wrong with it. It’s just precautionary. Cause it’s so swollen, busted up and it’s so tender. But early in the fight, I had my legs compromised with those shin kicks. Who the hell throws shin kicks. Usually, you damage the soft part of the body, like inside of the thigh, outside of the thigh, claves. Who does go shin on shin, man? The only person who has ever done that is Eddie Alvarez in the second fight. He went shin on shin twice but then stopped. Because it’s damaging you as well.”

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Well, it’s not a classic Dustin Poirier fight without a little adversity. time and time again Poirier has proved his mettle inside the octagon. However, will he ever be able to capture the undisputed lightweight title?

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