Dustin Poirier coach reveals strategy used to beat Dan Hooker

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Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker amazed fans with a treat last night at the UFC on ESPN 12. Their fight was an MMA extravagance that delighted fans as well as their fellow fighters. Diamond The Diamond ’won a place higher in the list of all-time UFC winners and repositioned itself as a name to consider for the lightweight belt. His trainer, Mike Brown, unveiled their pre-fight strategy, which turned out to be the loss of the “Hangman”. In a conversation with MMA Fighting, Brown said: “Something we talked about was patience, that’s for sure. We know that Dustin will always be strong as the fight progresses and we knew that Hooker tends to slow down. He has shown it in past fights. He’s very good at first but as he slows down, his defense gets a little worse and you can hit him a little more. Where from the start, when he is full of energy, he is able to use the distance a little better and make you miss with these shots. ”

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“Le Pendu” led Poirier on strike in the 2nd round. However, he was unable to maintain this level throughout the fight. As a result, “The Diamond” made a comeback and delivered a unilateral final round.

Dustin Poirier used his kick to a greater extent

In addition, Brown shares the strategy of increasing kicks while praising Poirier. He said, “Perhaps the most natural talent of anyone I have ever met. He’s up there. Incredible conditioning, strong spirit, strong will and also power. Striking power and striking power. He kicks like a mule. Something he didn’t use a ton because he had a hip problem, he just had hip surgery before this one to clean up stuff and hopefully allow him to use a little more. ”

Could Diamond The Diamond ’win the title again?

The fight was crucial for Poirier to stabilize in the ranking. He knew that a loss could leave Dan Hooker, ranked 5th, in first position to overtake him. He avoided hitting the welterweight route Tyron Woodley, who lost and saw his rank drop alarmingly.

However, it had a great physical cost as he spent the night in the hospital. Brown said, “Another” Fight of the Year “candidate. Every time he goes out, it’s one of those performances, right? ”

With fighters like “The Eagle”, Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson in front of Poirier, we can expect even more brutal wars as he strives to claim the belt. Will patience and its new strike weapon make a difference here?

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