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Dustin Poirier Now Likes his Nickname Given By Conor McGregor

Former lightweight contender Dustin Poirier recently retweeted a comment made by a fan referencing Conor Mcgregor's statement about him.

The fan reacted to Poirier's recent photo from training ahead of UFC 281. The comment said "Looking good, Jolie's wife!"

Conor McGregor took a dig at Poirier in the pre-fight press conference ahead of their last year's second fight at UFC 266.

McGregor's comment at the time was, "You’re only a little bit*h, your wife is your husband. You’re only a little bit*h of a thing, a silly little hillbilly. JOLIE’S WIFE, JOLIE’S WIFE, JOLIE’S WIFE".

Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor have met in the UFC three times where McGregor beat Poirier once in 2014 while Poirier won the bout against the former two-division champ twice in 2021.

The last fight between the two fighters was at UFC 266 in July 2021 where McGregor suffered a freak leg snap and had to sit out of the sport for more than a year.

McGregor recently announced his return to the UFC, right after Makhachev became the new lightweight champion. The Irish is most likely to be back by early 2023.

Poirier will fight another former lightweight contender Michael Chandler at UFC 281. This will be Poirier's first fight since he lost against then-champion Charles Oliveira in November 2021.

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