CONOR McGREGOR and Michael Chandler were trolled by former opponent Dustin Poirier after announcing their fight.
Chandler is set to welcome McGregor back to the octagon in September.
The pair will coach on the next instalment of The Ultimate Fighter, a series where contenders live, train and fight together to win a UFC contract.
And in the season finale, the finalists fight on the same card headlined by trainers McGregor, 34, and Chandler, 36.
Following the reveal, Poirier, 34, tweeted: "TUF all my children edition."
The American's history with McGregor dates back to 2014, when he was knocked out in round one of their featherweight bout.
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But Poirier returned the favour in January 2021 by becoming the first man to KO McGregor in the UFC.
The pair then met in a trilogy decider in seven months later but the Irish star broke his leg in the opening round, keeping the rivalry going.
Poirier also beat Chandler in a New York thriller at Madison Square Garden in November.
And having shared the cage with both men, it is McGregor he backs to win when predicting the bout.
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Poirier told Bloody Elbow: “I would favour Conor.
"I think Chandler is very hittable, Conor’s timing.We’ll see with the layoff, too. Might be a big factor for Conor.
"But, yeah, I would pick Conor still in this one. Chandler’s hittable. Conor’s longer than him. Chandler slows down.
“You know if he does wrestle heavy to avoid the striking with Conor, he’s going to slow down a bit, and he’ll be more in front of Conor and able to get touched.
"I would put money on Conor if the fight happens. Not that I can; I can’t bet. I can’t bet MMA.”
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