To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders
Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications
| Last updated
Conor McGregor is up to his usual tricks.
With his trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 just over a month away, the witty Irishman has already began engaging in the mental warfare.
But rather than pepper Poirier with words like he usually does, it seems McGregor is coming up with new and inventive ways to taunt his upcoming opponents.
And this latest dig might just be his most creative to date.
Having a quick break from his intense fight preparations, McGregor posted a selfie on his Instagram posing by a swimming pool in the baking sun.
But if you look closely at his aviator sunglasses, you can see the reflection isn't quite what it should be.
Instead of reflecting back McGregor's beautiful surroundings, they show a picture of the former dual division UFC champ knocking out Poirier from their very first fight back in 2014.
He also posted the picture on his Twitter with some fans absolutely loving it.
"The glass reflection got me dead," one person commented.
While another added: "So creative lol."
But not everyone was impressed with McGregor's antics - or photoshop skills for that matter.
One bloke replied: "This man is really holding on to a victory from almost 7 years ago."
As another one chimed, saying: "Conor is on vacation... No coaches around him, some solo gym training from time to time and vacation pictures most of the time. Who do you train with, sparring partners? Why are no MMA journalists actually covering this?"
Regardless of what people on social media are saying, McGregor seems very relaxed heading into the bout and has undoubtedly been working hard to ensure that there isn't a repeat of what happened during his second bout with Poirier.
The UFC fan favourite was completely outclassed by his rival with brutal leg kicks proving to be the deciding factor in the bout.
Even a few days after the bout, McGregor claimed that his legs were still in a bad way and promised to alter that part of his game if a trilogy was granted.
"I enjoyed racking up some more time inside the famed UFC Octagon. 40 seconds in three years is all I'd had up to this bout, I was savouring every second and enjoying my work." he said in an Instagram post.
"A little single-disciplined in my approach and stance with mostly boxing. It's what I get for picking this bout and opponent as a precursor to a boxing match against Pacman."
"I deserved to get the legs kicked off me going in with this thinking. This is not the game to play around with.
"Besides this, my shots where sharp and I was in full control. Albeit the leg attacks where building up on me throughout the course. 18 in total thrown at me, with the final one buckling my leg fully, that was that.
"The peroneal nerve compromised. Fascinating! First time to experience it. Then a tremendous finishing flurry by my opponent. Hats off! A well fought fight by 'The Diamond.'
"One a piece now with a Trilogy bout for all the marbles! Wow! Exciting! Not a trilogy I was expecting, nor the tactical affair I was anticipating, but I'd be lying if I said this wasn't meant to be. This is exactly how this was."
With a new lightweight champion recently crowned in Charles Oliviera, McGregor will be hoping that a much-needed win against Poirier in July could earn him a title shot.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@thenotoriousmma
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read