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Pic: Dustin Poirier has a ‘kankle’ after Dan Hooker war at UFC on ESPN 12

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Dustin Poirier escaped Las Vegas, Nevada, with a unanimous decision win over Dan Hooker last weekend (Sat., June 27, 2020) at UFC on ESPN 12 after five rounds of back-and-forth intense action that saw both men leave it all in the cage.

But, he didn’t leave without any reminders of the brutal battle he went through against one of the toughest Lightweights in the world. Indeed, days after limping out of the Octagon, “Diamond” posted a picture of his severely-swollen ankle.

Thankfully, neither Hooker nor Poirier suffered any breaks (excluding those of the heart) as a result of their 25-minute war, but it will still be a while before either man returns to action. And that’s just fine, as the 155-pound division has to play itself out over the next couple of months to see who makes sense for each of their respective return bouts.

That being said, both men have an idea of who and what they want moving forward (see here and here), now it's just up to the promotion to make it happen ... and for the right pieces of the puzzle to fall into place.

Especially this one.