John Kavanagh insists a misplaced teep kick by Conor McGregor induced his leg to interrupt towards Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
The Irishman was left with a fractured tibia and fibula through the third assembly between the 2 light-weight rivals because the dangerous blood continued within the T-Cell Area.
Though it was formally declared a physician’s stoppage, Poirier had poured the strain on the downed Irishman prior.
McGregor had began brightly in Sin City; bouncing on his toes and searching lighter than within the earlier assembly at UFC 257, but his reversion to a taekwondo-style of assault which has heralded a lot success for the 32-year-old might nicely have contributed to his downfall.
“You may watch this again on Instagram – there are many quick clips there – the place he throws a leg kick, strikes away after which he threw a teep,” Kavanagh stated.
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“And that was one of many strategies we wished to make use of on this combat. Clearly being a southpaw, that liver aspect is there, so we had been seeking to teep in that space.
“If you consider it, I believe teep really does imply spear, it’s speculated to go in a horizontal movement – form of out and in.
“Whereas Conor threw that specific method extra form of like a karate-style method, flicking from the knee, to stab the ball of the foot into the stomach.
“Which is an efficient method as nicely. However on reverse strategies, when he was dealing with [Chad] Mendes for instance, it’s a bit safer due to the positioning of the elbows.
“However on the identical stance, there’s a excessive hazard of catching that elbow and if you happen to watch it again, you may clearly see that’s the place the fracture occurred.
“He very aggressively threw that kick, Dustin shelled with the lead hand and the foot wraps across the knee, in a similar way to poor previous [Anderson] Silva and [Chris] Weidman.
“He stands again on it and you’ll see the bone virtually protrude by way of the pores and skin; I don’t understand how he didn’t fall there, however he is available in and so they each change crosses, they each miss, he goes to step again and that’s the place you have got that horrifying fold.”