DUSTIN POIRIER is ready for a FOURTH fight with Conor McGregor and goaded: "Ready to get slapped around again?"
McGregor first knocked out the American at featherweight in 2014.
But Poirier, 33, returned the favour in their January 2021 rematch at lightweight with a second-round KO.
The rivals tried to settle the score in a trilogy decider seven months later but it ended in chaos when McGregor, 34, broke his leg in round one.
It has kept the feud between the two brewing with the Irishman yet to return since the horror injury.
Whereas Poirier has fought twice since, losing to Charles Oliveira, 33, but beating Michael Chandler, 36.
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The lightweight star has recently been hospitalised with a staph infection, which caused his foot to gruesomely swell.
McGregor poked fun at the infection and branded it as "karma" before writing “heal up soon scruffy knickers.”
But Poirier hit back and jibed, "Ready to get slapped around again?”
McGregor was ruled out of a return to the octagon this year having undertaken his first Hollywood role.
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He is starring alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, 41, in a reboot of Patrick Swayze's 1989 classic Roadhouse.
But McGregor has made it clear Poirier is on his radar upon his UFC comeback.
He posted in a now-deleted tweet: "You weren’t just hurt pal. You were scared hurt don’t forget it.
"I’m coming back to put you in a box. Full of it. I’m sending you off this earth. Permanent.
"Stay waiting for the road house as well pal you and the missus will love it."
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