Conor McGregor shows off bulging biceps as hench UFC star prepares for trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier

FORMER two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor showed off his bulging biceps on Thursday as he prepares for his second fight of the year.

The Notorious is currently gearing up for a pivotal trilogy match with his old featherweight rival Dustin Poirier.

And ahead of the rubber match, the Irishman reminded his legion ofInstagram followers he's hard at work in preparation for their mouth-watering showdown.

Dressed in blue shorts and a blue vest, the Dubliner flexed his right bicep before panning the camera down to his Nike trainers and an expensive-looking watch.

McGregor, 32, looked to be in great shape ahead of his third meeting with The Diamond, who handed him his third defeat inside the octagon.

Ireland's first UFC champion suffered a brutal second-round KO loss to the former interim lightweight titleholder at UFC 257 in January.

A series decider between the pair is set to take place in the summer, although a date for the eagerly-anticipated bout has yet to be finalised.

Team McGregor are confident of getting the better of the new-and-improved Poirier, who they bested seven years ago at UFC 178.


During an appearance on The Straight Talking Podcast, McGregor's striking coach, Owen Roddy, said: "You can't get it right all the time, unfortunately.

"We're only human. And you have to give the opposition some credit as well.

"And that's the game. We go in with a strategy, they go in with a strategy.

"And unfortunately, this time we came up a little bit short.

"There's no better man to come back with a rematch and get the job done.

"I haven't been watching Poirier since [fight].

"Well, I've been watching him for a long time prior to the fight and now I'm watching him even more now and coming up with strategies in order to beat what they have.

"I'll be more than prepared for the next one, Conor will be more than prepared and so will the rest of the team."

McGregor is champing at the bit to share the cage with Poirier again, saying: "One a piece now with a trilogy bout for all the marbles! Wow! Exciting!

“Not a trilogy I was expecting, nor the tactical affair I was anticipating, but I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t meant to be.

“This is exactly how this was always meant to be! Buzzing!!”

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