Luke Rockhold doesn’t imagine Dustin Poirier’s verify of a kick was sufficient to interrupt the leg of Conor McGregor.
Final Saturday night time at UFC 264, Dustin Poirier beat Conor McGregor for the second time in six months to take himself to the doorstep of a title shot. In doing so, although, he needed to face questions over the legitimacy of his win after McGregor’s leg broke on the finish of the primary spherical.
‘The Diamond’ was credited by some for inflicting the break with an elbow verify from a leg kick, however throughout a latest interview with MMA Preventing, former UFC middleweight king Luke Rockhold disagreed – to an extent.
“There’s no means his tibia breaks simply from the elbow, from that little kick I noticed. Clearly it was checked onerous, and it was able to go, and it broke via. It’s kinda like why I held again on my kicks – my first kick on Yoel Romero fractured my leg. So my leg was cracked and I knew it was compromised, and I attempted to work round it. I couldn’t kick extra, my leg was falling aside.”
“Clearly one thing occurred earlier than with Poirier acknowledging that and he checked him actually onerous, and I believe it was fractured and that elbow factor simply put it excessive.”
The lengthy street again for Conor McGregor
As a lot as his rabid fanbase gained’t need to admit it, Conor McGregor has an extended strategy to go earlier than he may even take into consideration getting again to the highest of the light-weight division. His finest guess is to hope Dustin Poirier beats Charles Oliveira, which might open up the door for Conor McGregor to get a right away title shot.
Nevertheless, this selection may appear farfetched for ‘The Infamous.’ McGregor ought to face one different title earlier than taking a crack at arguably the very best light-weight on the planet proper now.
Both means, the wheels are in movement for one thing particular to occur at 155 kilos within the subsequent twelve months or so, and it’s onerous to not be intrigued by the various potentialities at play.