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Fight night Dustin Poirier's wife says he will 'shock the world' in clash with Conor McGregor

The American will be hoping to avenge a 2014 TKO loss to the Dublin fighter in a battle he said he hopes will be bloody.

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September 2014; Conor McGregor, centre, in action against Dustin Poirier

September 2014; Conor McGregor, centre, in action against Dustin Poirier

September 2014; Conor McGregor, centre, in action against Dustin Poirier

Dustin Poirier's wife says she can’t wait for her hubby to "shock the world" when he gets into the ring with Conor McGregor for UFC 257. 

Jolie Poirier gave her 31-year-old fighting man a shout out on Instagram to congratulate him on winning an award.

She wrote: ‘Congratulations to the hardest working man I know! I love you so much @dustinpoirier and cannot wait to watch you shock the world January 23rd! Less than four weeks to go’.

The American will be hoping to avenge a 2014 TKO loss to the Dublin fighter in a battle he said he hopes will be bloody.

"I didn’t even get to fight you know, the fight didn’t even get to blossom you know," he said, reflecting on his defeat.

"But that’s fighting, anything can happen under those lights. What I want is for us to both be dripping blood and hurting and suffering early in the fight.

"Then we can find out who’s a real fighter, you know, that’s what I want.

"I want to be bleeding with a minute off the first round clock. I want us both to be bleeding and really have to dig down and see who’s the better fighter, see who really wants to be in there."

However, Poirier was more measured when asked if he would kill his Dublin opponent.

The American, who has a 26-6 record, was asked on stand-up comedian Theo Von’s latest podcast if he was prepared to kill McGregor to ensure victory.

He awkwardly responded: “I mean, I don’t want to kill anybody.

“That’s not a goal. I don’t really wish that on anybody.”

Von went on to admit that he shouldn't have asked the question as the pair laughed it off.

Nevertheless, Poirier is confident that their fight will not end in a victorious return for the Irishman.

“I envision a lot of different things happening and the fight going different ways, but at the end I always envision me winning,” he said.

“Getting back on that long flight home with the win, come and see my daughter. That feels so good you know.

“Whatever it takes to make that a reality, I'm willing to do, so let's just go.”

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