Dustin Poirier shows off ripped physique ahead of Conor McGregor rematch as he plans to 'etch name in history books'

DUSTIN POIRIER showed off his ripped physique ahead of his rematch with Conor McGregor where he plans to 'etch his name in the history books'.

The former interim lightweight champion will lock horns with The Notorious a fortnight on Saturday in the main event of UFC 257 on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

And he looks in excellent shape ahead of the hotly anticipated clash.

He shared the shot with his 1.8million Instagram followers that showed his toned torso tensed up as he posed on a training mat.

He captioned the snap: "Move with strategy, not emotion. #PaidInFull #ElDiamante #WideBody."

Poirier was knocked out by McGregor six years ago at UFC 178. But he is not planning a repeat performance.

He told The Past Weekend: "This isn’t about payback. This isn’t a revenge fight for me. Of course those things are great.

"I go out there and beat him, those are all part of this storyline. They’re things I’m going to think about and be happy with, but that’s not the driving force of each day.

“I’m driven by the main goal: becoming the world champion, being the best. I know that a win over a guy like this, at this point of our careers, it etches my name in the history books—on its own page."

But Poirier is not the only one looking good ahead of the rematch.

McGregor's meals have been devised by nutritionist Tristin Kennedy, who opened up on the Irishman's daily food intake in an interview with ESPN saying the Irishman is in the 'best shape ever'.

Kennedy said: "His diet consists of lean sources of protein: chicken, fish, salmon, beef, eggs.

"Good complex carbohydrates. Good micro elements — your herbs, basil, oregano. All these things are incorporated into the diet as a whole.

"We have a great balanced diet. From multiple protein sources, multiple carbohydrate sources of wholesome foods. And that's the key."

Kennedy isn't a fan of placing his clients on overly-restrictive diets, adding: "I hear people these days, they're focused on one food or two or three foods.

"The key is to get nutrients from all foods. And that's what we incorporate and that's what we do."

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