Conor McGregor shows off explosive leg kick power in training after UFC ace predicted KO in Dustin Poirier trilogy fight

CONOR McGREGOR has shown off his explosive leg kick power as he prepares to face Dustin Poirier on July 10.

The Notorious is aiming to get back on track against The Diamond, with the UFC lightweight duo currently tied at one win apiece.

McGregor, 32, won their 2014 bout at UFC 178 with a Performance of the Night first round TKO.

But Poirier, also 32, levelled things up in January with a remarkable performance on Fight Island.

The American former interim champion passed over a shot at the vacant belt in order to secure a lucrative third bout with McGregor.

But the Irishman is aiming to avenge January's disappointment and usurp Poirier as No1 contender.

McGregor was undone by a series of devastating calf kicks in Abu Dhabi.

But The Notorious has aimed to remind fans what he is capable of on Instagram.

This morning he showed off his stunning speed and kicking technique in the gym.

Looking loose and bouncy, southpaw McGregor also crushed the bags with a series of punches.


But it is a kick, he feels, that will ultimately KO Poirier on July 10.

In a recent Instagram post, he said: "The prediction is in! I’m going to win the trilogy fight via A Front Kick to the nose.

"Round number 4. His Nose needs straightenin (sic) and I’m Rhinoplasty."

Prior to January's defeat, McGregor had last entered the cage in January 2020, when he made light work of Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone in Las Vegas.

But that remains his only UFC victory since 2016, having also been defeated by Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.

Should he beat Poirier, however, he will be well placed to fight the winner of Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira for the lightweight belt.

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