Conor McGregor vows to put on 'one hell of a performance' in UFC 264 trilogy with Dustin Poirier as he eyes 'redemption'

CONOR MCGREGOR has vowed to 'put on one hell of a performance' in his eagerly-anticipated trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier.

The Irishman will renew his rivalry with his old featherweight rival on July 10 in the main event of UFC 264 in Las Vegas.

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McGregor, 32, will bid to avenge the stunning second-round KO defeat he suffered to the former interim lightweight champion in January.

The Notorious is relishing their Sin City series decider and is planning to get back in the win column in emphatic fashion.

He told Fox Sports: "All the marbles are on the line.

"I'm here training very, very hard. I'm about to go for my second session of the day. I'm in great condition already.

"I beat him in the original bout [in 2014]. I lost in the rematch. And then we've got trilogy, I've got a few little adjustments to make.

"I feel very, very confident. I'm very focused and driven.


"And I'll go in there and put on one hell of a performance and get it back on July 10th."

McGregor – the UFC's first simultaneous two-weight world champion – won his first meeting with Poirier via a brutal first-round KO.

And the pride of Dublin has vowed a repeat performance in their blockbuster rubber match.

He said: "July 10th I will do this absolutely flawlessly. We have these clowns sussed and fully!

"They wanna play a game of tactics? No problem, see you in there.

"You’ve awoken a beast. A beast with the backing of a much higher power! Say your prayers."

McGregor hasn't tasted victory at lightweight since his two-round destruction of Eddie Alvarez in November 2016.

But the UFC's golden goose is relishing his must-win showdown with The Diamond.

He said: "One apiece 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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