Dan Hardy has suggested Dustin Poirier to cut down Conor McGregor’s lead leg if he needs to make sure the Irishman’s harmful left hand is ‘considerably diminished’.
The 2 males will meet as soon as once more at UFC 257 on Battle Island in Abu Dhabi in a rematch of their 2014 traditional.
Though the competition didn’t make it out of the primary spherical, the hanging battle was intriguing to observe earlier than McGregor detonated an enormous left hand on Poirier’s temple.
The Irishman’s left hand (identified colloquially as ‘The Celtic Cross’) is maybe his most harmful weapon and has put to sleep the likes of Jose Aldo, Eddie Alvarez and Chad Mendes previously.
McGregor is, in fact, not only a one-trick pony as Donald Cerrone discovered the onerous approach at UFC 246 final 12 months, however Hardy feels as if leg kicks to the appropriate leg of ‘The Infamous’ will critically hamper him.
“McGregor is preventing one other southpaw and what we find out about McGregor is, as a result of he lifts all of his weight off his rear leg when he’s preventing and places it on to his lead leg, if Poirier can begin chopping away at that lead leg, it nullifies large chunks of McGregor’s recreation,” he mentioned on his YouTube channel.
“McGregor now can’t plant all of his weight on that lead leg to throw his left hand excessive with all of his energy as a result of that leg goes to be lifeless and to place weight on it’ll be painful.
“We all know how efficient a calf kick might be, you solely must land a single shot and that may be a spherical or two the place that may be a nullified limb.
“If Poirier is ready to land that early then the specter of [McGregor’s] left hand is considerably diminished, in addition to his kicking recreation.
“That places McGregor right into a place the place he has to work, the place he has to clinch and the place he has to wrestle, and once more that forces him to work which might be priceless long run.”