Conor McGregor boasts he's 'primed' to make 'championship weight' for Poirier trilogy as he eyes 'redemption' at UFC 264May 28, 2021
CONOR MCGREGOR says he's 'primed' and ready to make 'championship weight' for his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier – despite their clash not being a title bout.
The Notorious will have a rubber match with his old featherweight rival on July 10 in the main event of UFC 264 in Las Vegas.
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McGregor's warm-weather training camp for the series decider is well underway, with his coaches recently jetting out to Dubai.
The Irishman already looks to be in tip-top shape, which he boasted about in a recent Instagram post promoting his cookbook.
An excerpt of the post, which included two topless selfies of the former lightweight champ in a convertible Rolls Royce, read: "Primed! 1-5-5 championship weight!."
The post came a few days after McGregor revealed he's eyeing 'redemption' in his return to Las Vegas.
Alongside a post-workout snap, the Dubliner wrote: "7 weeks to redemption."
McGregor, 32, was knocked out in the second round of his January rematch with Poirier.
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Defeat to the former interim lightweight champion has lit a fire under the UFC's poster boy, who is 'buzzing' for their Sin City series decider.
He wrote on Instagram: "One apiece now with a trilogy bout for all the marbles! Wow! Exciting!
“Not a trilogy I was expecting, nor the tactical affair I was anticipating, but I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t meant to be.
“This is exactly how this was always meant to be! Buzzing!!”
McGregor hasn't tasted victory in the lightweight division in over four years, with his last win in the weight class being his UFC 205 destruction of Eddie Alvarez.
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And Mystic Mac is determined to get back in the win column in emphatic fashion.
He said: "July 10th I will do this absolutely flawlessly. We have these clowns sussed and fully!
"They wanna play a game of tactics? No problem, see you in there.
"You’ve awoken a beast. A beast with the backing of a much higher power! Say your prayers."
Fan favourite Poirier, however, is confident of turning in a repeat performance on fight night.
The Diamond told ESPN: “I'm going to stop Conor again.
“On July 10 I'm going to get my hand raised and I'm going to finish Conor McGregor again.”
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