UFC superstar Conor McGregor is coming off a stoppage loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 in January, and the two lightweight rivals are now heading into an immediate rematch at UFC 264 on July 10. “The Diamond” trolled “Notorious” via Instagram on Wednesday with new photos from the last fight of the American landing a perfect punch right on the Irishman’s eye.
You can see a video of the two photos Poirier posted of the punch below. Poirier posted, “And again July 10th”.
It was actually two photos Poirier posted on Instagram, so seeing the punch on McGregor’s eye required a scroll over on that social media app.
Here’s the first picture of the set from Poirier’s Instagram.
Poirier stopped McGregor in the second round with a barrage of punches at UFC 257. According to his post, he plans on doing the same at UFC 264 on July 10.
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‘All or Nothing’ Rematch at UFC 264 on July 10
UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 takes place on July 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
McGregor won the first fight between the two UFC stars by stoppage way back in 2014 in a featherweight contest, but Poirier returned the favor in 2021 in a 155-pound battle. Now, the two UFC fighters are heading into an important rubbermatch that will decide the fate of their long-standing rivalry.
Poirier has termed UFC 264 as an “all or nothing” fight for him.
You can see that post below.
Meanwhile, McGregor is looking fitter than ever in recent posts, and the former UFC “champ champ” believes wholeheartedly he’s on his way to picking up the important win over “Diamond” at UFC 264 on July 10.
In fact, the day prior to Poirier’s most recent post, McGregor posted, “Don’t talk about it, be about it…”.
You can see that post below. Per that picture, McGregor appears to be in phenomenal shape right now.
A couple of days before that, McGregor dropped a photo that shows how he looks about six weeks prior to his next megafight.
In that picture, McGregor looks like he could step inside the Octagon tomorrow if needed, so UFC fans are teeming with enthusiasm about UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 on July 10.
You can see McGregor’s post below. He posted, “6 weeks”.
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A Chance at UFC Gold Could Be on the Line
Both fighters will enter their next fight with aspirations of competing for UFC gold against newly crowned UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira next, so both Poirier and McGregor are hoping a win over the other earns that opportunity.
Poirier is currently the No. 1-ranked contender at 155 pounds, while McGregor is No. 5. Oliveira is the new champ after Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirements, and the other top contenders include Justin Gaethje, Beneil Dariush, and Michael Chandler.
It means massive fights are on the way in arguably the most stacked division in the UFC, so the winner of UFC 264 should have plenty of big fights available.
Both fighters think they’ll win their next fight. Now the world waits to see which fighter is right.
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