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Conor McGregor celebrates eight-year anniversary of first UFC fight

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McGregor marked the day of his first UFC weigh-ins by describing his old school training regiment and how he plans to return to it for his rematch against Dustin Poirier.

UFC Stockholm 2013: Brimage v McGregor Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Oh, how time flies ...

Eight years ago, a hot prospect from Dublin, Ireland, walked out onto the stage for his first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) weigh-in. The event: UFC on Fuel TV 9: “Mousasi vs. Latifi.” Tucked away in the middle of the “Prelims” undercard: Conor McGregor vs. Marcus Brimage.

McGregor would make quick work of Brimage, stopping “The Bama Beast” little more than one minute into the first round. And with that, the Conor McGregor era was officially underway in UFC.

UFC Europe commemorated the milestone, which led to McGregor reminiscing about his early days in the promotion.

McGregor is set to face Dustin Poirier for a third time at UFC 264 on July 10, 2021, and the Irish sports superstar is clearly hoping this rubbermatch goes more like their first meeting (a first round knockout for McGregor) than the second fight (a second round knockout for Poirier).

There’s all sorts of questions surrounding whether McGregor can actually get back to being that hungry animal he was that first entered UFC in 2013 to go on a seven-fight win streak. Based on this tweet, McGregor hopes to channel a similar training schedule to those days in order to recreate the conditions for his success.

“Adjust and absolutely f—king destroy!” is the mantra for this fight, but he’ll have a stiff test in front of him. Poirier is looking deadlier than ever and there’s no wondering whether he’s taking his eye off the ball as he guns for a second win over McGregor and then another shot at the UFC Lightweight title.

It’s gonna be one of the craziest fights of the year!