CONOR MCGREGOR has revealed he made his latest sparring partner bleed in preparation for his rematch with Dustin Poirier.
The Irishman will throw down with the former interim lightweight champion on Saturday week in the main event of UFC 257 on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
McGregor, the UFC's first simultaneous two-weight world champion, is currently finishing off his training camp in Dubai.
The Notorious has flown out Irish boxer Dylan Moran to help prepare him for Poirier and appears to have more than held his against the 15-1 welterweight.
McGregor divulged details of the sparring after being quizzed by one of his millions of Twitter followers.
McGregor said of the sparring: "Very tough! I got a nice a shot that clipped the nose upward and made it bleed.
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"The rounds were super close tho [sic]. Razor! Dylan is one of the better boxers I’ve ever shared the ring with. A phenomenally exciting Irish talent!"
McGregor's showdown with Poirier will be his first outing at 155lbs since his unsuccessful bid to dethrone Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018.
The fight will be a rematch of the pair's showdown at UFC 178, which took place six years ago at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Mystic Mac made light work of the American that night, making good on his promise to deliver an emphatic first-round KO.
And the Dubliner's striking coach Owen Roddy sees the second instalment of Poirier vs McGregor ending the same way as the first.
In an interview with The Mac Life, The SBG Charlestown head coach said: "He’s technically good.
"He’s good hands, he’s tough, he’s durable and he sets a pace. I think it’s a combination of those things that’s allowed him to have that success. But he always gets rocked in every fight.
“People don’t punch like Conor. His opponents don’t punch like Conor. All Conor needs is a split second.
"A half an inch to see the shot, and once he bangs the shot, you’re going to be out.
"You’re going to be on wobbly legs, and if you’re on wobbly legs, it will be the next one that finishes you.
He added: "Poirier gets hit an awful lot, so I believe it’s just a matter of time.
“When Conor hits him, how long can he last after that.
"Whether he goes to sleep straight or he toughs it out a little bit, but Conor has 25 minutes in there to land on the chin. For me, there’s serious odds.”
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