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(Photo) Conor McGregor claims he can “destroy” two versions of himself ahead of Dustin Poirier fight

Conor McGregor posted this picture ahead of his Dustin Poirier fight
A photo Conor McGregor posted on Instagram comparing two versions of himself ahead of his Poirier clash (Instagram)

Conor McGregor is preparing himself for Dustin Poirier and the Notorious One is confident of getting a win

The Notorious One, Conor McGregor, will be back in action against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257.

The Irishman had defeated Donald Cerrone in his last fight at UFC 246 but that was almost a year back. McGregor then retired from the UFC in the middle of 2020 and even set up a promotional fight against Poirier.

Conor McGregor has defeated Dustin Poirier in the past
Referee John McCarthy (L) makes sure Conor McGregor goes back to his corner at the end of a round of his welterweight rematch against Nate Diaz at the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor won by majority decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

However, the UFC moved quick to make the fight official for the first PPV of 2021. Many predictions have come in from several fighters such as Justin Gaethje and Gilbert Burns ahead of the fight.

McGregor, for his part, is claiming to be in great shape and made a huge prediction ahead of the clash. He posted an edited image of two versions of himself and claimed he would destroy both of them at the same time:

“Cerrone McGregor Vs Alvarez McGregor.

“I’d destroy both these versions of myself. And Together. And I’m not messing.

“Absolutely demolish them both. 16 days!”

Conor McGregor posted this picture ahead of his Dustin Poirier fight
A photo Conor McGregor posted on Instagram comparing two versions of himself (Instagram)

Back to his trash talking best

While McGregor hasn’t targeted Poirier, he does seem to be bringing up the trash talk, something that he is known for.

McGregor’s win over Eddie Alvarez was historical since it was for the Lightweight title. The win made McGregor the first UFC star to hold two belts at the same time.

The Cerrone fight was something different as it was a return for McGregor after his tough loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Conor McGregor made his UFC debut in 2013
Conor McGregor poses during a ceremonial weigh-in for UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena on October 05, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will challenge UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for his title at UFC 229 on October 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

McGregor already has a win over Poirier in their meeting from a few years back. However, this is a different fight and some are predicting that Poirier could get the better of the Irishman too.

This is a huge clash as the winner could enter the race for the Lightweight title. Khabib hasn’t been stripped the title since retiring and it will be interesting to see what is next for the Russian.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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