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Conor McGregor vowed to deliver the knockout of the year in his trilogy rematch against Dustin Poirier.
Former two-weight UFC champion McGregor is preparing for a July rematch against Poirier, who beat him at UFC 257 in January.
And he promised to "puck these peasants around" as he targets revenge after being knocked out for the first time in his career.
'The Notorious' tweeted: “Watch me open up the arts and puck these peasants around. Starting July 10th.”
And responding to a journalist who was debating the knockout of 2021 so far, the Irishman replied: “Hang tight, horse. You’ll see the winner July 10th.”
McGregor has been hitting the gym hard since his defeat to Poirier, and on Friday he shared a topless selfie on Instagram, captioned: “Jacked and loaded, what's next?”
But his American rival isn't fazed, and has promised to repeat his victory when he faces McGregor again at UFC 264 in Las Vegas.
“I'm going to stop Conor again," Poirier told ESPN.
“On July 10 I'm going to get my hand raised and I'm going to finish Conor McGregor again.”
Meanwhile, lightweight star Beneil Dariush believes McGregor “looks a little bit hollow” and no longer knows what he wants from the sport.
Dariush said in an interview with ESPN : “It’s about hunger, man. I always talk about it.
“For me, as an athlete, I have God-given talents. So I want to multiply those talents and give them back to God. And that well never runs dry. I always have something in that well.
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"For him, it seemed like first, it was to make money. Well, you made that, so that well is dry."
He added: “I don’t know what makes him hungry. When you can’t see a man’s motivation, I think he looks a little bit hollow.
“And I think I’m seeing that in Conor right now. He looks a little bit hollow because he doesn’t know what he wants.”
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