Mike Brown earlier than UFC 302: Dustin Poirier most irritating fighter to nook 'by an extended shot'

by Christina S. Brown
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American Prime Workforce head coach Mike Brown might solely chuckle when requested which of his fighters stresses him out essentially the most whereas cornering them.

Brown shall be in Dustin Poirier’s nook when he challenges Islam Makhachev (25-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) for the light-weight title in Saturday’s UFC 302 (pay-per-view/ESPN2/ESPN+) principal occasion at Prudential Middle in Newark, N.J.

Brown picked Poirier (30-8 MMA, 22-7 UFC) as essentially the most irritating fighter to nook, pointing to his steady guillotine choke makes an attempt in his previous win towards Benoit Saint Denis – although he stored advising him to not. Poirier has by no means received a battle by guillotine choke.

“He’s No. 1 by far,” Brown informed CBS Sports activities. “By an extended shot. I additionally care about it, so the extra you care, the extra you’re going to be careworn. He could make it tougher on himself typically, and he’s his personal man. On the finish of the day, he does what he needs to do. When he has one thing in his head, he’s going to do it. Just like the guillotine is an efficient instance. If he needs to leap the guillotine, he’s leaping the guillotine.”

Poirier finally deserted the guillotine and wound up knocking out Saint Denis. Poirier’s insistence of leaping the guillotine has grow to be a working joke, with “The Diamond” not ruling out the potential for making an attempt it towards Makhachev, too.

“He’s nice at what he does, and he does have an excellent guillotine,” Brown mentioned. “And he was rattling shut in that battle. They had been shut, however you additionally might’ve knocked him out. Each time you hit him, you had been hurting him.

“Not less than whenever you’re hitting him, you’re not getting caught beneath. Each time you leap, you’re beneath and also you’re placing your self in a foul place. So it’s only a proportion sport. Yeah, you possibly can end him, however we wish to play the chances.”

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