Dustin Poirier had the perfect riposte to Conor McGregor's trolling of his wife as the rivals traded trash talk last night.
The pair traded verbal barbs at the fight-week press conference ahead of their trilogy bout this weekend.
McGregor's attacks focused on his opponent's wife Jolie with the Irishman at one point encouraging the crowd to join in with his chanting.
But Poirier was quick to retort with a withering put-down of his opponent, saying: "You used to be better than this."
Poirier later took another swipe at the Irishman on social media following the event which saw McGregor send an x-rated message regarding Mrs Poirier.
The American replied to a photo of McGregor with a message saying his ability on the mic was now "as thin as his hair", before saying 'see you soon champ champ'.
And McGregor responded: "Your wife wants to see the hair around my d*** and balls bro. See what that’s like."
McGregor proceeded to upload a video proving Poirier's wife had sent him a direct message on Instagram.
"It’s real the message request mate, no trash talk. Man to man, it’s f***ed up! I seen your interview with Mike [Bisping] you think it was fake," he added.
"It’s not. Have a think on it in the sauna anyway."
Asked what it is he believes Poirier’s wife wanted, McGregor told News Corp Australia : "I haven’t a clue. You’d have to ask her because I don’t play that game, another man’s wife.”
McGregor's antics were a far cry from his calm demeanour before his second fight with Poirier six months ago.
But he was unable to intimidate the former interim champion, with Poirier disappointed by the Irishman's abilities on the microphone.
“For me, the aura is not there anymore,” Poirier said. “Very dangerous fighter sitting right here, for sure, no doubt.
"But I see a man – you guys in the crowd, cheer it up – have fun. But I see a man sitting here in front of me that I have defeated and I know I can defeat again."
“I do (respect) him,” Poirier added later. “I don’t hate anybody up here.
"I’m at a different place mentally, man, respect to him and everything that he has done.”
McGregor was stopped in the second round by Poirier in January, seven years after inflicting his own KO defeat on the American.
The winner of the trilogy fight will likely face Charles Oliveira for the lightweight title later this year with McGregor having already targeted the 70,000-capacity Allegiant Stadium in Sin City.
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