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McGregor: Poirier 'going out in a stretcher'

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Conor McGregor is back with another bold prediction ahead of his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier.

The former UFC two-division champion said he doesn't think Poirier will be able to leave the Octagon under his own power after Saturday's UFC 264 main event.

"Dustin's going out in a stretcher," McGregor told BT Sport's Ariel Helwani. "That's my prediction. He's going out of this fight in a stretcher."

When asked if he would finish Poirier early, midway through, or late in the fight, McGregor initially said he was prepared for any outcome, but then went with the first option.

"I'm ready for it all," McGregor said. "I'm not jumping the gun. ... But he's going out in a stretcher. ... Early."

McGregor didn't mince words when describing Poirier in an interview with The Mac Life, calling the former interim lightweight titleholder "a corpse, a dead body, a blank face that's going to get his ass whooped."

The Irishman also thought he would make quick work of Poirier in their January rematch, but "The Diamond" avenged his 2014 loss to McGregor with a second-round TKO victory.

The lightweight stars will settle the score this weekend at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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