REVEALED: Dustin Poirer was ahead on ALL THREE judges’ scorecards prior to Conor McGregor’s freak injury with two scoring the first round a 10-8
- Dustin Poirier defeated Conor McGregor for a second time at UFC 264
- The fight end when McGregor broke his ankle at the end of the first round
- All three judges felt that Poirier was in control prior to the freak injury
Dustin Poirier was in firm control of his fight with Conor McGregor before the Irishman broke his ankle, at least according to the three judges sitting cageside.
Poirier secured victory over McGregor again when the Irishman’s leg gave way in the final seconds of the first round.
After a bright start McGregor found himself in trouble when Poirier escaped his guillotine choke and got on top of him before landing some vicious ground and pound.
All three judges Dustin Poirier had the first round scored in favour of Dustin Poirier
McGregor did manage to make it back to his feet before a freak accident brought the fight to an abrupt end.
And the judges certainly had him losing the first round.
Sal D’Amato had it 10-9 to Poirier while both Derek Cleary and Junichiro Kamijo scored a 10-8 for the Diamond.
A 10-8 is a relatively rare event in an MMA fight and signifies round of real dominance.
McGregor will now undergo surgery but Dana White has hinted a fourth fight could be on the cards.
Poirier had some success on the feet before taking control of McGregor on the mat
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