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Conor McGregor wants to step in and fight Dustin Poirier in Dublin on Saturday

Joseph Duffy is out of the UFC Fight Night 76 main event.

UFC INTERIM FEATHERWEIGHT champion Conor McGregor wants to fight Dustin Poirier in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 76 main event at Dublin’s 3Arena.

PA-22157776 Conor McGregor en route to victory over Dustin Poirier last year. Source: AP Photo/John Locher

Poirier was due to fight Irish lightweight Joe Duffy in the headline bout until the UFC withdrew the Donegal native from the fight this evening due to a concussion he sustained in training.

As a result, it’s been confirmed that the flyweight bout between Louis Smolka and Dublin’s Paddy Holohan will now conclude the card.

However, McGregor was quick to take to social media to offer to fight Poirier instead — a rematch of their September 2014 bout which ‘The Notorious’ won via first-round KO.

Unfortunately for McGregor fans, it’s highly unlikely to happen. Poirier has confirmed that he won’t be facing a replacement opponent, having already turned down the chance to take on Antrim’s Norman Parke — who’s booked to fight Reza Madadi on Saturday.

Conor McGregor also used the opportunity to take a swipe at Joe Duffy, who was the last fighter to inflict defeat on the charismatic Dubliner way back in 2010.

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