Dustin Poirier Injured After UFC 302 Fight, Unsure About Next Move

Dustin Poirier
Dustin Poirier Not Sure About Fighting Again (UFC)

Dustin Poirier, former interim lightweight champion, remains undecided about his fighting future amidst a string of injuries sustained in his recent bout against Islam Makhachev at UFC 302. Poirier disclosed on social media that he suffered a broken nose, a broken rib, and a partially torn ACL during the fight, illustrating the toll taken by his efforts in the octagon.

The injuries Poirier sustained are significant, with his nose being described as “shattered,” a recurring issue in his career. Additionally, he dealt with a knee injury during the fight, which he suspects might be an ACL tear, though a second opinion is being sought to determine the necessity of surgery.

Dustin Poirier
Dustin Poirier Not Sure About Fighting Again (UFC)

Poirier’s preparation for the fight was hindered by a pre-existing rib injury, limiting his ability to engage in grappling and wrestling during training. Despite the severity of his injuries, the decision regarding the course of treatment, including the potential need for surgery, is pending further evaluation.

Following the fight, Poirier received an indefinite suspension from the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board due to the severity of his injuries.

While recovery is paramount at this stage, Poirier has not confirmed whether this bout marked his last in the octagon, indicating that retirement remains a possibility but is not yet determined. Thus, for the time being, Poirier must focus on recuperating from his injuries before contemplating any future fights.

Richard Soriano

Written by Richard Soriano

Richard is a massive WWE fan and you will often find him covering WWE news at MiceNews.

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