This past weekend Dustin Poirier TKO’d Conor McGregor thanks to a broken leg suffered by the Irishman. Before that injury, ‘The Diamond’ showed he had the beating of ‘Notorious’ taking scores of 10-9, 10-8, 10-8 for the fight’s first and only round.
We all know by now that McGregor has been making wild statements about the fight and Poirier ever since the final bell wrung. McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh has also weighed-in with some questionable statements.
Kavanagh has blamed McGregor despicable threats against Poirier and his family as a “rush of hormones” and partly blamed Joe Rogan. The coach gave a breakdown of the UFC 264 main event that seems far different from how most other watchers viewed what happened.
When giving his assessment of the fight, he said that his fighter looked “really really good” and was “well on track” to knockout Poirier in the second round. Count UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping as one person who does not agree with that point of view.
On the BT Sport post-fight show Bisping blasted Kavanagh for those comments and suggested that McGregor might be better served training with someone else.
“He said ‘oh, I saw nothing that concerned me. I knew that in the second round we were getting the knockout. Nothing else in there concerned me at all.’ If that’s true, John Kavanagh, Conor should fire you immediately,” said Bisping (ht bjpenn.com). “That was very concerning, you were on your back and you were getting dominated. It was a 10-8 round, that’s concerning. You don’t want to get your ass kicked, simple as that and that was what was happening.”
“The leg break was unfortunate,” continued Bisping. “But, as I say it gives McGregor an excuse or a reason as to why the fight ended. If that didn’t happen, come on the odds of him turning it around and finishing Dustin in the second round when round one is supposed to be Conor’s best round, it wasn’t good. It wasn’t a good performance.”