MMA: Conor McGregor promises 'masterpiece' against Dustin Poirier

Conor McGregor took 1min 46sec to record a first-round TKO of Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 in 2014.
Conor McGregor took 1min 46sec to record a first-round TKO of Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 in 2014.PHOTO: UFC/FACEBOOK

DUBLIN (REUTERS) - Conor McGregor is poised to paint a pretty picture in his return to the octagon on Jan 23.

Well, the 32-year-old Irishman actually went a bit beyond that when addressing his upcoming bout against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

"I promise a masterpiece," McGregor wrote Monday night on Twitter.

Whether McGregor (22-4) puts forth a masterpiece against Poirier (26-6) is up for debate, considering he last fought at UFC 246 on Jan 18, 2020. The former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion needed just 40 seconds to register a TKO of Donald Cerrone.

McGregor didn't require much more time than that the last time he faced Poirier. He needed just 1min 46sec to record a first-round TKO of Poirier in a featherweight bout at UFC 178 in 2014.