Poirier always had a good check hook, but he used it incredibly well in the first fight, along with his low kicks. That was a great game plan. In the third fight, everyone is talking about the broken leg and all, but Conor's downfall started when he sorta got rocked in the stand up when Poirier countered Conor's left hand. I do think Conor's striking regressed incredibly so, but you have to tip your hat to Poirier for what he was able to do and did. I don't think Poirier ever in his life countered someone's left straight simultaneoulsy like that, and I do believe that was drilled because it was so well executed, never been done, and I think it was because they thought Conor would be prepared for check hooks this time so they went the other way around. Poirier do like to counter people with his left, but in his entire career, it's always a half second after the punches. He has NEVER countered someone's left hand like that, and I think that was drilled. Overall, I think the game plan was incredible. In the second fight, Poirier countered Conor with check hooks, then caught him with left straight counter while slowing him down with leg kicks. In the third fight, Poirier again countered Conor with left overhand, then left straight, which got Conor initiating clinch first. Poirier had incredibly well thought out game plan, whereas Kanavagh got Conor drilling guillotine, which was probably the worst game planning that I'm aware of in the history of MMA. The difference in quality of coaching between the two fees like as big of a gap in size between the pacific ocean and a cup of glass.