Conor McGregor shows off ripped body ahead of UFC return against Dustin Poirier and boasts about fastest KO record

CONOR McGREGOR showed off his ripped body as he prepares to move down to lightweight for his UFC return.

And the Irishman was sure to remind fans that he still has the quickest knockout in the UFC's 2020 calendar.

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He uploaded a picture, with the caption: "2020 – The Fastest Main Event K.O."

McGregor is referring to his last fight, when he finished 37-year-old Donald Cerrone inside the first minute in their welterweight headliner.

The 32-year-old is now preparing to mark his return on January 23, rematching Dustin Poirier – who he beat in one round in 2014.

McGregor has been preparing for the fight in Portugal, joined by his team of coaches, nutritionists and sports physios.

He recently revealed that he is putting a huge emphasis on sparring in the last six weeks, completing the equivalent of 15 UFC title fights.

Despite the gruelling regime, his close friend and trusted sparring partner Artem Lobov has not been involved in the camp.

Lobov was instead due to make his own MMA comeback, having spent the last year fighting in bare-knuckle boxing, until coronavirus KO'd the event.

The 34-year-old was octagonside the night McGregor stopped Poirier in under two minutes at UFC 178 – and he expects a similar result next month.

Lobov told LowKickMMA: “I see it going the same way. People always say Poirier is a different fighter. I think he’s the same fighter.

"He was a great fighter back then. He was a top-five featherweight, he was destroying guys, stopping guys left, right and centre.

"If he had won that fight against Conor, he was going to be fighting for the title next, most likely.

"He was a beast then, Conor just beat him, and he went back to being a beast again.

"I just feel that Conor’s style is just too much for Poirier, and I feel it’s going to go exactly the same way as it went the first time.”

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