Monday, January 25, 2021 19:05 PM (GMT + 7)
(Sports news, martial arts news) For the first time ever, McGregor was punched in a weak spot by his opponent.
Video McGregor lost to Poirier:
Nearly seven years after the knockout victory of Dustin Poirier (2014), Conor McGregor met his American opponent at the UFC 257 event in the UAE. 7 years is a long time and is enough for Poirier to realize the strengths and weaknesses of the Irish “Crazy Guy”, so in the last 24/1 competition, the American boxer showed a different face. .
Poirier (right) uses a straight kick to the calf to make McGregor (left) unable to move flexibly
After the first half of the game, entering the second half, Poirier played a lot more than “The Crazy Guy”. In the third minute, the puncher from the US launched a series of accurate punches to defeat the “Crazy Guy” Ireland. Seeing McGregor’s dismayed gaze, it was understood that the Irish puncher had lost “the admiration of her admiration”.
It is worth mentioning that this is the first time McGregor has lost when hitting standing, all four times before the 32-year-old puncher has lost after the “battlefield” style. Poirier has studied very carefully the playstyle of McGregor, so he realized that the opponent is very good at standing, so the American puncher aimed his foot to attack.
“Poirier’s low kicks in the calf were very painful, my legs were broken and I couldn’t move freely as usual. Poirier is a very good fighter. I need to overcome this defeat to come back. in the future. I will stay on top, I don’t want to sit out for too long, “McGregor admitted after the match.
Poirier and his coach, Mike Brown, admitted to having deliberately only kicked one point on the leg to reduce “The Crazy Guy’s” movement and attack. With that tactic they succeeded, Poirier won against the biggest UFC star and he had full right to think of the light belt match in the following matches.
(Sports news, UFC news) Conor McGregor pocketed a “huge” remuneration despite being knocked out by Dustin Poirier in 452 seconds.