Dustin Poirier is already in insane form for his light-weight bout towards the returning Conor McGregor at UFC 257 on January 2.
Greater than six years since they first fought as a pair of fledgling featherweights, Poirier and McGregor will do battle as soon as once more within the light-weight division.
The stakes are undoubtedly greater now than again at UFC 178, with the battle prone to decide the primary contender for the UFC light-weight title.
Khabib Nurmagomedov defended his crown towards Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 final month, however introduced his retirement after the bout to depart the division in a state of flux.
Though Dana White is adamant the Russian will return for one remaining battle to try to lengthen his file to 30-0, ‘The Eagle’ seems to be content material to reside on his farm in Dagestan.
It means victory at UFC 257 for both man will transfer them inside touching distance of UFC gold as soon as once more, with McGregor the previous champion and Poirier a one-time interim champ.
‘The Infamous’ seems to be in phenomenal form for the bout itself, however he isn’t the one one who has been grafting within the gymnasium.
Whereas McGregor continues to flaunt his new physique over social media, ‘The Diamond’ is letting his power and conditioning coach Phil Daru publish on his behalf throughout their gruelling periods.
As seen on Instagram, the Louisiana-native is engaged on explosive power and energy, maybe to take care of the Irishman’s harmful left hand which rendered him unconscious of their first battle.
Evidently, Poirier seems to be completely raring to go and avenge his defeat by the hands of McGregor.