Conor McGregor shows off remarkable sprint speed before promising KO of the year in UFC 264 trilogy with Dustin Poirier

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CONOR MCGREGOR has been working on his explosiveness ahead of his blockbuster trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier.

The Notorious is set to have a rubber match with his old featherweight rival on July 10 in the main event of UFC 264 in Las Vegas.

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Conor McGregor made use of a self-propelling curve treadmill during a recent workout[/caption]
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The Notorious managed to work his way up to an impressive speed[/caption]

McGregor, 32, has been hard at work in the gym ever since losing his January rematch to the former interim lightweight champion.

And the Irishman recently gave fans a glimpse of his HIIT training on social media.

Last Sunday, the UFC‘s poster boy shared a clip of him sprinting on a self-propelling curve treadmill to Twitter.

After starting off at a slow pace, the former two-division champion worked his way up to a speed that left many of his followers impressed.

One tweeted: “Best sprinter in the game, hands down.

“Peep his strides and how he doesn’t land on the back foot. Hips are working. Dustin is f****d.”

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Another said: “Conor is killing it.”

And another said: “Lead by EXAMPLE. Let’s GOOOOO.”

McGregor’s sharing of his sprint training came after he promised to produce a KO of the year contender in his series decider with Poirier.

In response to UFC commentator Jon Anik’s tweet about compiling a poll for the best stoppages of the year, he wrote: “Hang tight, horse.

“You’ll see the winner July 10th.”

McGregor, Ireland’s first UFC champion, was viciously knocked out by Poirier in the second round of his Abu Dhabi dust-up.

The pair’s eagerly-anticipated third meeting will take place in front of a sold-out crowd at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.

McGregor is relishing the opportunity to settle the score with Poirier in front of 20,000 fans, telling ESPN after the fight was announced: “I signed my bout agreement this morning.

“I’m going to rip the game a new a**hole July 10. The Mac is back in Sin City! Full house!”

Poirier, however, is planning a repeat performance of his demolition of Mystic Mac.

The Diamond told ESPN: “I’m gonna stop Conor again.

“July 10, I’m gonna get my hand raised and I’m gonna finish Conor McGregor again.”

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