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It may have taken him almost a year, but UFC featherweight fighter Jeremy Stephens has finally responded to Conor McGregor's "Who the fuck is that guy?" taunt.
And it has to be said, it was worth the wait.
In the build up to last year's UFC 205 pay-per-view at Madison Square Garden, Stephens infamously tried to interrupt McGregor as the Irishman was about to answer a question on which of his fellow fighters on stage would give him the hardest fight.
"Right here, right here, the real hardest hitting 145 pounder. This guy TKO's people, when I knock 'em out they don't fuckin' move", was Stephens' unprompted response to the question, as McGregor looked around bemused.
It was at that moment that the then UFC Featherweight champion dropped his now notorious line.
While Stephens did attempt to fire back at the Irishman, he failed in making much of a distinction as the crowd roared their approval at McGregor's trash talk.
At UFC 205, McGregor went onto defeat Eddie Alvarez for the Lightweight title, while Stephens came up short in a hard fought decision loss to Frankie Edgar.
Almost a year later, however, and Stephens has a bit more spring in his step than he did last September, having defeated Gilbert Melendez by unanimous decision in the fight of the night at UFC 215.
It maybe this victory that triggered his delayed response to McGregor, but good things come to those who wait and, fair play to Stephens, he's gone for broke with a Twitter post in which he has shared a picture of himself and McGregor's mother, complete with the hashtag #YourMomKnowsWhoDaFook.
Immediately, Stephens' post triggered a major response of its own online, although McGregor is yet to offer one, although it can only be a matter of time before he does.
It was worth the wait.- David (@DareToTettey) September 21, 2017
You think he just runs into the guys mom everyday?! That shit takes time my man! The set up- Matt Kemp (@KempM88) September 21, 2017
Best tweet I've ever fucking seen hands down :joy::joy::joy:- jonny:lemon::flag_gb: (@afcj9797) September 21, 2017
Lil' Heathen may be a very long way from ever challenging McGregor at featherweight, but he certainly seems to be doing his best to get the former feathweight champion's attention.
After all the grief Stephens has endured over the last 359 days, he deserves a reprieve, although he probably should be prepared for what McGregor has ready to comeback at him with.