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Conor McGregor hints at fight-ending shots in Dustin Poirier rematch

Conor McGregor gave fans a glimpse of his striking strategy for his rematch with Dustin Poirier as he arrived in Abu Dhabi.

The Irishman made the short trip from Dubai yesterday and was escorted up to his hotel suite where is quarantining.

And as he gave the UFC cameras a tour of his family's living quarters, he wrestled with son Conor Jr before turning his attention to the dummy.

There he throws a wheel kick before following up with his right and left hands.

"That might do it son," he says. "That might be the shot… stay tuned on that."

Of course, McGregor was playing up to the camera but he has predicted an explosive finish inside 60 seconds this weekend.

And he added: "It's good to be here on Fight Island and to see it in the flesh. I've had a good look at the Etihad Arena, checking it all out.

"I'm very excited to be here, I'm very ready… let's get it going.

"I'm going to finish my practise and carry on with making weight and then perform. I'm going to show the world something special once again and I'm very excited."

McGregor's suite also features Polaroid photographs of his finest moments in the cage as well as a  bottle of his Proper Twelve whiskey – to be opened after the fight.

He will complete his quarantine tomorrow before coming face to face with Poirier at Thursday's press conference.

The rivals will then weigh in on Friday with McGregor having to make the 155lb lightweight limit for the first time since his defeat by Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018.

He and Poirier will walk to the ring at 9am on Sunday in order for the fight to be screened at prime time in America.

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