Watch Conor McGregor's best KO's and UFC moments as he releases epic compilation video ahead of Dustin Poirier fight
CONOR McGREGOR released an epic compilation of his greatest knockouts as he prepares to face Dustin Poirier on his UFC return.
The Irishman – who beat Poirier in 2014 – has a deal in place to fight in January, according to UFC boss Dana White.
And McGregor reminded fans of his class as he posted a tribute to his best moments inside the octagon.
In the clip posted to Instagram, his KO wins over Eddie Alvarez, Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes, Poirier and Marcus Brimage all feature.
A sequence of McGregor dropping Nate Diaz as well as his most recent win, against Donald Cerrone, also play out in the video.
The 32-year-old has not fought since he stopped Cerrone after just 40 seconds in a January welterweight headliner.
He even retired in June having grown frustrated after being frozen out of the title picture.
But now it appears an agreement has been reached for McGregor to come back to the UFC and rematch Poirier, 31, at lightweight.
White said: "The fight's done, I think so, yeah. As far as I know it's done."
With McGregor nearing his return, he does so with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov possibly heading out.
Nurmagomedov, 32, announced a shock retirement this month after submitting Justin Gaethje, 31, in two rounds at UFC 254 to go 29-0.
It was the first fight since the loss of his influential father Abdulmanap, who passed away aged 57 in July after contracting coronavirus.
Retirement would mean his belt being vacated, but White has backed unbeaten Khabib to fight on, denying McGregor an immediate title shot.
He said: "I am not saying that he is going to 100 per cent come out for 30-0, but I get the feeling that he will.
"He is the lightweight champion right now. There is no vacant belt. There is no interim title. No vacant title. None of that.”
Before making the decision to hang up the gloves, Khabib had revealed his father wanted him to retire unbeaten in 30 fights.
Preferably, the pair wanted to bring welterweight legend Georges St-Pierre out of retirement for their final fight.
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