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Dustin Poirier opens boxing match against Conor McGregor as tough opponent trains for summer UFC comeback

DUSTIN POIRIER has revealed that he is ready to have his fourth fight with Conor McGregor – inside the boxing ring.

PoirierThe 32-year-old has shared the octagon three times with the UFC poster boy and is currently 2-1 ahead in their series.

Dustin Poirier locked horns with UFC poster guy Conor McGregor three times

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Dustin Poirier locked horns with UFC poster guy Conor McGregor three timesCredit: GETTY
And The Diamond is open to face

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And The Diamond is open to faceCredit: GETTY
The Diamond Reveals He Will Open Up With McGregor Boxing On Twitter

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The Diamond Reveals He Will Open Up With McGregor Boxing On TwitterCredit: TWITTER

The former interim lightweight champion flirted with the prospect of a fourth fight with The Notorious and admitted that he is also open to taking on his opponent in the squared circle.

When asked about the prospects of boxing McGregor In an impromptu Q&A on Twitter, Poirier replied: “Book in advance.”

MMA Fans were quick to comment on Poirier’s readiness to face the two-division champion, with one saying: “I’d rather watch a fourth fight than a boxing one.”

Another said: “No man, we need a quartet in a cage!”

And another said: “It’s really going to be a really good fight to watch.”

One person commented: “Dustin has Conor’s number, big money for Dustin”.

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Former featherweight rivals Poirier and McGregor have locked horns with each other twice in 2021, and the former has both won on both occasions.

Diamond knock out McGregor in round two in their Abu Dhabi rematch last January before registering a first-round TKO victory in a trio in Las Vegas six months later.

McGregor, 33 years old, Terrible broken leg in their Sin City series decision series, for which he is still on the sidelines of recovery.

The Irishman has been hard at work exercising and rehabilitating over the past few months and is aiming to return in April to play.

And UFC supremo White Dana that Mystic Mac could be set to return to the cage in the summer.

When asked about McGregor’s competition this year, White told TMZ: “I think so, yeah.

“He is doing all the right things with his foot. I hope he can be back this summer.”

When pressed about Nate Diaz’s ability to welcome McGregor back into action, he told ESPN:: “It could be [next].

Conor McGregor is aiming for a summer comeback with the octagon

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Conor McGregor is aiming for a summer comeback with the octagonCredit: SPORTSFILE

“I think Conor will be back in the summer. But I don’t know for sure. It depends on how well his leg heals.

“There’s a million things that could happen between now and then. Even speculating is stupid. I stopped doing it.

“When McGregor contacted me and told me he was 100% ready to start training, then we would start talking about what was possible for Conor.”

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