[ESP-ENG] Poirier vs McGregor, un combate que duro dos round // Poirier vs McGregor, a fight that lasted two rounds
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Today, I will be writing about the fight of the Irishman, Conor McGregor, who returned to the Mixed Martial Arts arena after a year and five days (5) of inactivity.
This Sunday, January 24 of this year, at 10:00 a.m. in Abu Dhabi, in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, saw the return of Conor McGregor, who saw this challenge as a challenge to overcome in the field of mixed martial arts, after a year and five days of inactivity, where he had to fight the American Dustin Poirier, 32 years old.
Likewise, McGregor knew that his opponent came into this fight with 33 victories, most of which were by knockout and submission, demonstrating that his opponent was up to the task of fighting the Irishman for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Poirier vs McGregor, dos guerreros en el combate se enfrentaban // Poirier vs McGregor, two warriors in combat clashed
En el primer round, los dos peleadores comenzaron a mostrar sus habilidades y tácticas. McGregor, respondía ante las embestidas de Poirier con su mano izquierda, quien logro inquietar al Irlandés durante el primer asalto, el cual fue de toma y dame, es decir, de ida y vuelta, y sin oportunidades de pensar mucho. Poirier, de 32 años de edad, fue muy inteligente al esquivar y contragolpear a McGregor, dando a demostrar que no le tenia miedo a un peleador experimentado y con tanta fortaleza en sus piernas, las cuales poco a poco fueron debilitadas por Poirier, mostrándose seguro de lo que hacia en reiteradas ocasiones del primer asalto. Por su parte, Conor McGregor, atacaba y golpeaba a Poirier, pero el Estadounidense aguantaba los golpes que le propinaba McGregor a la cara, a quien note cansado y con debilidad al momento de responder ante los puñetazos y patadas de Dustin Poirier. Con esto, terminó el primer episodio de esta pelea, pautada para 5 minutos. El segundo round, seria decisivo y de muchas emociones, ¿qué pasaría?.
In the first round, the two fighters began to show their skills and tactics. McGregor responded to Poirier's onslaught with his left hand, who managed to unsettle the Irishman during the first round, which was a back-and-forth affair with little opportunity to think too much. Poirier, 32 years old, was very smart to dodge and counterpunch McGregor, showing that he was not afraid of an experienced fighter with so much strength in his legs, which were gradually weakened by Poirier, showing confidence in what he was doing on several occasions in the first round. For his part, Conor McGregor, attacked and hit Poirier, but the American withstood the blows that McGregor threw to his face, who was tired and weak when responding to the punches and kicks of Dustin Poirier. With this, the first episode of this fight, scheduled for 5 minutes, ended. The second round would be decisive and full of emotions, what would happen?.
Entonces, ¿qué sucedió en el segundo round? // So what happened in the second round?
For the second episode, Dustin Poirier, continued to attack with strong kicks to the Irishman. On one occasion, McGregor guessed Poirier's attack with his left leg, managing to catch Dustin in this way, where the latter continued to respond despite McGregor's guess. Dustin knew that Conor McGregor's right leg was swollen, and that's why he didn't let McGregor breathe. The Irishman, the same age as Dustin, with punching combinations disturbed Poirier in both passages of the 5 minutes, which reached the decisive stage, when at minute two (2) with 32 seconds of the second round, Dustin Poirier, delivered a flurry of punches with his hands to McGregor's face. Conor, with his guard down, received a strong blow from Dustin with his right hand, then, he gives another left to McGregor. When the Irishman was thinking of leaving the place where he was locked, Dustin, surprised him with a tremendous blow with his right hand, leaving him on the ground, to finally knock out (KO) the Irish superstar of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
¿Paso factura la inactividad de Conor McGregor? // Did Conor McGregor's inactivity take its toll?
As I said before, "the year and five days (5) of inactivity" that Conor McGregor had was vital for Dustin to win the fight, where in certain minutes we saw a McGregor without reaction and receiving the flurry of punches from the American, who took advantage of these opportunities to attack with strong kicks and punches to the face of the Irishman. From my point of view, the fight was totally for Dustin Poirier, showing intelligence and skill to dodge McGregor's strikes. Dustin, had the courage to counter the attacks of McGregor and tell him: "Here I am too". Recall that in 2014, these two faced each other, with Conor McGregor emerging victorious in two rounds, leaving Poirier knocked out. In this way, Poirier, takes revenge and beat his opponent by the same way.