DUSTIN POIRIER is entering the final stages of his training camp as he prepares to face Conor McGregor again.
The American faces McGregor on July 10 in Las Vegas and has started to scale back his preparations.
Poirier knocked out the Irishman in January, nearly seven years after he was initially beaten, preparing for a successful trilogy fight.
With everything it takes to play next month, the former interim UFC champion has left no stone unturned from his Florida base at American Top Team.
He has also worked with strength and conditioning trainer Phil Daru, who helps train agility and speed.
Daru uploaded videos of Poirier working out with a resistance band between his legs, footwork exercises, and power-based training with a medicine ball.
Poirier’s head coach is former MMA fighter Mike Brown, but former boxer Dyah Davis acts as boxing coach.
Online footage showed the lightweight contender working on his punch combinations and left-handed footwork.
Poirier knocked out McGregor in the second round of Fight Island, but only after targeting his legs with brutal kicks.
Davis warned to expect a similar game plan in the trilogy – this time with a third round finish.
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“The idea is to cut the tree from the bottom and that’s exactly what we did. It’s a fight.
“So we’re looking for any weaknesses that we could take advantage of and that was one of them.
“So we capitalized and went from there and ended up finishing it with strikes.”
Davis added, “I think it will play out the same as the second fight, maybe a little longer. I see us performing and winning by knockout in the third round.