With the events of UFC Fight Island 7 settling, Dana White‘s mixed martial arts promotion is already gearing up for its next major event taking place January 24 at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Adding to the anticipation, the UFC has released a Countdown feature for UFC 257‘s main event Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier II.
The latest installment of the Countdown series begins by highlighting the first contest between the two Lightweight fighters six years ago. Moving on to chronicle their careers that would see McGregor become the first two-weight UFC champion and Poirier become the interim Lightweight Champion and a mainstay of the top of the division.
In the showcase, we see how the two fighters have matured inside and outside the ring putting behind the feud that surrounded their first meeting. Finishing up the feature, both Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier reveal their excitement for their bout in the Octagon while understanding the potential ramifications in the division following their bout.
Watch the focus on Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier II above and catch the full UFC 257 Countdown feature below.
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