The Irishman marked his opponent and is set for a third fight
Former UFC two-division champion Conor McGregor gave a detailed breakdown of his fight with Dustin Poirier. Recall that on January 24, the Irishman lost to Poirier by knockout in the second round.
“Here are the best moments of the fight. What trilogy is now in front of me.
In this fight, I was in second gear. I was in the best condition I have ever been. After wrestling and clinching, my punches still felt. This is new to me. The first time I didn’t use the chair between rounds because I didn’t need it.
I enjoyed every second, so I would have preferred to spend more time in the famous UFC octagon. Before this fight, I had 40 seconds in three years. I took the training process too one-sidedly, focusing entirely on boxing, because I decided that this was the best fight and the best opponent to prepare for the fight with Pacquiao. I think I totally deserved the leg kicks I ended up with.
The effect of the lowkicks did its job, and the 18th blow just knocked my leg out. Peroneal nerve injury. Fantasy! Experienced this for the first time. After that, my opponent gave a simply amazing ending. I must take my hat off to him. Poirier had a great fight, but we have to complete this trilogy. This isn’t the trilogy I was expecting, but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t meant to be. This is exactly how it was supposed to be!” – wrote Conor in Instagram.
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