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Dustin Poirier Reveals The Injuries He Suffered After His UFC 302 Bout Against Islam Makhachev

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Dustin Poirier, known as “The Diamond,” recently went toe-to-toe with lightweight champion Islam Makhachev in a grueling title fight at UFC 302. The battle lasted over four rounds before Poirier was submitted by a D’arce choke in Round 5. As the fight progressed, damage accumulated on Poirier, leaving him with several injuries.

The Injuries:

  1. Broken Nose: Poirier’s nose was badly fractured during the fight.
  2. Broken Rib: He also suffered a broken rib.
  3. Partially Torn ACL: Poirier’s ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) was partially torn.

Recovery and Retirement:

The average recovery time for a broken nose and rib is around six weeks. However, the partially torn ACL may require a longer recovery period, depending on whether Poirier opts for surgery. Considering the demands of MMA training, Poirier could be sidelined for an extended period to ensure a full recovery.

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Poirier, 35, has hinted at retirement following this fight. With a mixed record of wins and losses in his last six bouts, he now faces the challenge of healing from multiple injuries before deciding whether to continue his career.

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Is Dustin Poirier Going to Retire?

Dustin Poirier has been contemplating retirement recently. After his UFC 302 loss against Islam Makhachev, he hinted that it might be time to quit due to concerns about his brain health. Poirier, who has had a successful career in mixed martial arts, recognizes the risks associated with the sport and wants to take care of his well-being.

However, it’s worth noting that fighters often grapple with this decision, and sometimes emotions play a role. So, while retirement is a possibility, we’ll have to wait and see what Poirier decides after his recent bout.

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Read More- Khabib Nurmagomedov Reveals “Clear Plan” for Islam Makhachev Against Dustin Poirier at UFC 302- “Islam will finish him off in the second or third round”

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Arko Bhattacharyya
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Arko Bhattacharyya is a content writer for swen entertainment and sports. This political science graduate is a huge sports fan . He uses his experience and passion to provide unique insight into all. Arko Bhattacharyya is a content writer combat based and us sports . Besides being a Us sports buff , he is also a massive football and cricket fan . Apart from his professional exploits as a content writer , he likes to travel and explore.
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