Dustin Poirier told he has already lost fight against Conor McGregor

Dustin Poirier has already lost his fight with Conor McGregor – three months before they touch gloves.

The UFC rivals have verbally agreed to meet on January 23 in a rematch to decide the next lightweight title contender.

The pair initially discussed fighting in an exhibition bout before the end of the year with McGregor offering to fly Poirier over and donate to his charity.

The UFC stepped in to offer them an official fight and both men quickly agreed.

But 155lb rival Al Iaquinta believes Poirier's approach to the rematch suggests he has already handed McGregor victory.

"What is that guy doing? What is he, Conor’s fan? He’s like a fan fighting Conor; it's so cringey," he told ESPN.

"Conor’s like, 'I'll fly you over, and I’ll donate my money to your charity.' I’d be like, 'Bro, I’ll fly my f****** self over and when I beat the s*** out of you, I’ll donate my own money.'

"What is this? Kumbaya? Like what the hell. Are you kidding? He’s lost the fight already."

McGregor needed little more than three minutes to beat Poirier when they clashed six years ago.

The Irishman went on to become the featherweight and lightweight champion while Poirier also moved to 155lb.

Both men have challenged – and lost to – champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the last two years.

And Al Iaquinta added: "If the fight happens, there’s not a doubt in my mind Dustin’s losing that fight.

"He’s already (conceded) in everything. He’s like, 'Thank you for the fight. We’ll fight in Ireland or wherever, and thank you, we’ll fight for charity, it’ll be great.'

"It’s like, dude, get out of here, this is a fight."

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