Dustin Poirier impressed fans with his ripped physique in a recent Instagram post, just days away from his rubber match with UFC star Conor McGregor, set to take place this weekend at UFC 264.
The Diamond posed by the pool of the Las Vegas house he is living in during fight week, later sharing a video of his coaches Mike Brown and Dyah Davis playing table tennis in the garden.
Poirier’s fans and training partners shared their support in the comments section, with UFC athletes Santiago Ponzinibbio and Mateusz Gamrot both wishing the Louisiana native good luck ahead of his bout.
However, fans of McGregor were also outspoken in the comments section.
One claimed, “You will need that pool to relax when your head is pounding from the beating that’s going to happen to you Saturday night.”
Another stated, “Conor gonna change your life and not for the good.”
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Poirier is set to face long-time rival McGregor at UFC 264, just six months after defeating the Irishman via second-round knockout at UFC 257.
After defeating the Irishman, Poirier was expected to earn a shot at the UFC lightweight title, currently held by Charles Oliveira. However, it was recently revealed that Poirier turned down the opportunity to fight for the belt in favour of a lucrative trilogy contest with McGregor.
In a recent interview with ESPN, Poirier justified his decision, explaining that it was simply a case of delaying the inevitable.
"If I am the best in the world, then I'm gonna beat Conor and fight for the belt. It's like doubling down on yourself.
“I’m a gambling man. I believe in my skills and fighting. So I just doubled down. That’s what it was.
“I don’t know how much you want to get into the actual contractual stuff with this, but me fighting for the belt, I wouldn’t have got pay-per-view [points]. I'd have got a base salary of probably not even a third of my base salary for this fight.
“It just doesn’t make sense. I’m a prizefighter. … If I’m gonna make five, six, seven, ten times the amount of money to fight, I’m a father, I’m a husband and I have priorities.”
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UFC 264 takes place on July 10 at the T-Mobile Arena in Nevada and is shaping up to be a brilliant night of fights.
Alongside McGregor vs. Poirier III, a welterweight clash between Gilbert Burns and Stephen Wonderboy Thompson is slated to feature in the co-main event slot.
Sean O’Malley and jiu-jitsu star Ryan Hall are also expected to make their highly anticipated returns, facing Kris Moutinho and Ilia Topuria respectively.
Disgraced former NFL player Greg Hardy will make his ninth walk to the UFC octagon against fan favourite Tai Tuivasa in a heavyweight showdown.
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