Conor McGregor plans low-key post-fight celebration after Dustin Poirier rematch

Conor McGregor is planning to toast his victory over Dustin Poirier with pancakes and an Irish coffee.

The Irishman normally celebrates his UFC triumphs with extravagant after parties in Las Vegas.

But he will face Poirier at 9am in Abu Dhabi next Sunday in the middle of a global pandemic and so has adjusted his plans accordingly.

"I am looking forward to my post-fight toast," McGregor told ESPN. "It's early morning in Abu Dhabi so I'm going to have an Irish coffee after the fight.

"Usually through weight cuts you begin to crave certain foods and I've been craving American pancakes so I'm going to have a plate of American pancakes and a proper Irish coffee."

McGregor launched his own brand of Irish whiskey following his defeat by Floyd Mayweather in 2017.

He has admitted to having a tipple of two during previous training camps, including before his defeat by Khabib Nurmagomedov.

But the Dubliner insists he has toed the line ahead of his rematch with Poirier.

"To think of some of the times when I was cutting weight and drinking my whiskey heavy… it's not a good mix," he added.

"I did it [stopped drinking] for the Cowboy [Cerrone] fight when I didn't have to cut weight but this time I was following a strict plan so I have been off my liquid, as difficult as that is, I've been off it for this entire camp.

"Granted, I had a little sip over Christmas, but that was very small, just to whet the lips and to see how my creation is blossoming, and it is blossoming beautifully."

McGregor and Poirier will clash for a second time, more than six years after the former two-weight world champion KO'd the American inside two minutes.

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