Dustin Poirier has dismissed concerns he struggled to cut down to the lightweight limit for his rematch with Conor McGregor.

As there is no title on the line this weekend, the former interim champion was permitted to scale 156lb - one pound lighter than McGregor who opted to weigh in at championship weight.

And while McGregor shouted: "155lb, that's championship weight" as he stepped off the scale, one fan tweeted: "Am I the only one who thinks Poirier looks like he’s had a terrible weight cut?"

But the American quickly responded by saying: "Haha, I'm good! Walked out the sauna straight to the scale. Was still a little overheated."

Dustin Poirier made weight on Friday

Poirier has been campaigning at lightweight since his defeat by McGregor in 2014.

The Irishman came out on top by stopping Poirier inside two minutes of their featherweight clash.

McGregor went on to become a two-weight world champion while Poirier won the interim 155lb title before losing to full champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2019.

And the American has hinted that he could move up to welterweight in the future having hoped to face McGregor at 170lb.

Conor McGregor weighs in for his rematch with Dustin Poirier
Conor McGregor weighs in for his rematch with Dustin Poirier

That idea was quickly quashed by UFC president Dana White, who said: "Neither one of those two are ranked at 170lb, and it doesn't do anything in the 155lb division if either one of them win, because they’re fighting at 170. It literally makes no sense."

McGregor was making 155lb for the first time since his defeat by Nurmagomedov in 2018 but showed little sign of having had a troubled cut.

And his conditioning coach Colin Byrne to Mirror Fighting: "With Conor, we built on the foundations; people are saying he looks different body-wise, and that's because we've been at it for five years now.

"We haven't trained for an aesthetic, he just looks like that from training because he's training constantly and consistently."