CONOR MCGREGOR says he’s ‘jacked and loaded’ for his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier.
The Notorious is gearing up for a July rubber match with the former interim lightweight champion, who got the better of him in their UFC 257 rematch in January.
Conor McGregor’s frame looks to have reaped the rewards of his hard work in the gym[/caption]
McGregor, 32, has been hard at work in the gym ever since coming up short against the fan favourite.
And his physique seems to have reaped the rewards of his hard work, with the Irishman looking significantly thicker than he did a few months ago.
On Friday, the Dubliner posted a topless selfie to Instagram with the accompanying caption: “Jacked and loaded, what’s next?”
The former two-division champion followed that post up with one of his muscular back.
An excerpt of the snap’s caption read: “Who has your back in all this?”
Ireland’s first UFC champion put on a considerable amount of size ahead of his ill-fated meeting with Poirier earlier this year.
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And according to his head coach John Kavanagh, that extra muscle translated to significantly more power.
The SBG Ireland head coach told SunSport: “All that he has now is a hell of a lot more power, which is terrifying.”
McGregor’s series decider with Poirier will take place on July 10 and will serve as the main event of UFC 264 in Las Vegas.
Mystic Mac was brutally knocked out in the second round of his Abu Dhabi dust-up with The Diamond.
The pair’s eagerly-anticipated third meeting will take place in front of a sold-out crowd at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.
Conor McGregor will face Dustin Poirier in a trilogy match on July 10[/caption]
And McGregor is relishing the opportunity to settle the score with his old featherweight rival in front of 20,000 screaming fans.
After the official announcement of the series decider, he told ESPN: “I signed my bout agreement this morning.
“I’m going to rip the game a new a**hole July 10.
“The Mac is back in Sin City! Full house!”
But the in-form Poirier is planning a repeat performance, telling ESPN: “I’m gonna stop Conor again.
The Notorious has vowed to brutally exact revenge on Poirier[/caption]
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“July 10, I’m gonna get my hand raised and I’m gonna finish Conor McGregor again.”
Poirier, however, won’t reveal the round he intends to end the fight in.
When asked to predict the final round, he added: “I don’t do all that, I don’t all that.
“I just show up ready to scrap.”