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McGregor vs Poirier weigh-in and face-off – LIVE: Stream, how to watch online and latest updates

Alex Pattle
·2-min read
 (UFC via YouTube)
(UFC via YouTube)

Conor McGregor takes to the scales today ahead of his highly anticipated fight with Dustin Poirier to top the bill at UFC 257.

The Notorious (22-4) continues to rebuild after his crushing defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov which led to a brawl and bitter feud between the two camps. Previous opponent Poirier (26-6) is looking to halt the hype train and prevent McGregor from putting on what he promises to be a “masterpiece”. The Irishman remains confident though, as always, having dispatched the American with ease back at UFC 178 back in 2014 in a win that announced the birth of “Mystic Mac”. And while there was great respect between the two fighters at the pre-fight press conference on Thursday, McGregor could not resist hitting out at The Diamond’s team. Dana White has also provided the added intrigue that a seriously impressive performance from either fighter could perk the interest of Khabib to come out of retirement. With the Irishman has essentially vowed to do just that, insisting he will “create magic” and put on a “flawless clinic” this weekend on the Fight Island in Abu Dhabi: “That’s a complete confidence in my preparation and my abilities. I feel I can do it. I think I possibly will hit him early and hurt him.”

The card also includes Dan Hooker vs Michael Chandler, Jessica Eye vs Joanne Calderwood, Matt Frevola vs Ottman Azaitar and Marina Rodriguez vs Amanda Ribas. It has predictably not been a quiet build-up to the fight for McGregor, with a woman filing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against him over injuries alleged to have been suffered in relation to events in 2018, with the former UFC champion denying any wrongdoing. We’ll be providing live updates from today’s weigh-ins, including the ceremonial weigh-ins later, and you can expect fireworks from McGregor on the scales on the eve of another huge night for MMA: