Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier both step up sparring and training for UFC 264 as rivals prepare for trilogy fight

CONOR MCGREGOR and Dustin Poirier are putting the finishing touches on their respective training camps with some last-minute sparring.

The former featherweights will renew their rivalry a fortnight on Sunday in the main event of UFC 264 in Las Vegas.


And the pair, both 32, have been sharpening their tools with some sparring with their training partners.

Former interim lightweight champion Poirier posted a photo of himself wearing an Everlast head guard to Instagram on Wednesday.

His accompanying caption read: "No stone unturned."

McGregor, meanwhile, shared a snap of himself wearing Thai shinguards ahead of a sparring session at his gym in California early on Thursday morning.

The Notorious' accompanying caption read: "Sparring day at #mycaligym #17days.#

Fan favourites McGregor and Poirier rematched one another in January in the main event of UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi.

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And Poirier turned in a career-best performance to KO the UFC's poster boy in the second round of their Fight Island showdown.

Defeat to The Diamond has lit a fire under the Irishman, who 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 is relishing his Sin City series decider with the pride of Lousiana and plans to get back in the win column in emphatic fashion.

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."

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