Photos: Dustin Poirier’s badly swollen leg, a day after brawling with Justin Gaethje

Dustin Poirier took a lot of kicks to his leg on Saturday night. According to Fight Metric, out of the 115 significant strikes that Justin Gaethje landed in their UFC on FOX main event, 50 of them were leg kicks.

Poirier was badly limping midway through the fight, and it looked as if he was a few shots away from the leg giving out and losing the fight. “The Diamond” showed massive heart and perseverance though, and he eventually countered that kick with a huge shot that led to the finish.

He managed to get the victory in what was surely an early fight of the year candidate, but he will surely be hurting for weeks.

In a series of tweets, Poirier posted an update on his his leg looks just a day after the instant classic with Gaethje.

In case you were wondering, that’s how taking 50 leg kicks from Gaethje looks, and I’m sure it feels much worse.

Poirier also went on to thank his opponent in Gaethje for the fight.

Gaethje and Poirier each won a $50,000 bonus for their Fight of the Night performance. Hopefully they get a massive pay bump as well, as both men left a piece of themselves inside that cage for our entertainment.

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