Watch Dustin Poirier gift Conor McGregor a bottle of hot sauce following final heated UFC 257 staredown

DUSTIN POIRIER gifted Conor McGregor some of his famous Louisiana hot sauce after a tense final staredown at the UFC 257 ceremonial weigh-ins.

The former featherweight rivals will throw down in the early hours of Sunday morning in the main event of UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi.

Poirier and McGregor, both 32, successfully weighed in for their showdown on Friday morning, tipping the scales at 156lbs and 155lbs respectively.

The pair had a heated final face-off during the ceremonial weigh-ins this afternoon, with Poirier visibly amped up.

But The Diamond lightened the mood moments later by gifting McGregor some of his recently-released condiment.

That delighted McGregor, who said: "It's great to be back here. I'm delighted I got the Louisiana hot sauce.

"I look forward to bringing the hot sauce and the fire tomorrow. Let's go.

"Thank you so much for the support, everyone. I'm so excited to be back. You're in for a treat tomorrow night."

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Poirier, however, was in no mood for pleasantries after the show of kindness.

The former interim lightweight champion said: "My whole career has aligned me for tomorrow night.

"And I'm here to be victorious and get my hand raised by any means necessary. I'm leaving it all out there. Let's go."

McGregor and Poirier's clash at UFC 257 will be a rematch of their showdown at UFC 178 six years ago.

The Notorious got the better of his man that night, knocking him out in just under two minutes to announce himself to the world as a legitimate featherweight title contender.

McGregor is eyeing an even faster finish second time around, vowing to take out the durable Poirier inside a minute.

Ireland's first UFC champion said: "I will knock Dustin out inside 60 seconds."

He added: "I love Dustin, I think he's a good fighter. He's even a great fighter, you know? But great is still levels below me."

UFC 257 will close out the promotion's third 'Fight Island' stint on Abu Dhabi's Yas Island, although they'll be back in the Emirate in March.

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