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Conor McGregor killed Donald Cerrone with kindness when they came face-to-face for the first time during their UFC 246 pre-fight press conference.
The build-up to McGregor's first fight in over a year was rather respectful by usual standards, but it didn't stop the Irishman from firing a few shots.
The Irishman delivered his most respectful trash talk ever after he promised there will be blood spilled inside the Octagon come fight night, but it won't be bad blood.
"I have respect for Donald. He has earned my respect through his activity and through just observing him," he said about his opponent.
"He steps up. He goes through divisions also, not many a man in the business does that. He's been around so long.
"It's hard not to respect Donald. He has my respect. Although there will be blood spilled, it will not be bad blood. And for the Mystic Mac prediction, it will be a KO."
'Notorious' made good on his prediction, managing to defeat Cerrone within 46 seconds to seal victory.
It's a far cry from the McGregor of old who's most famous verbal torments came at the expense of Jose Aldo.
'Notorious' and Aldo had a rivalry in the second half of 2015 which ended in McGregor defeating the Brazilian inside 13 seconds at UFC 194 to win the featherweight title.
But the build-up to the fight saw the duo engaged in numerous verbal battles and it's McGregor who came out on top every single time.
The video above begins with McGregor throwing darts at a board with an image of Aldo on it, managing to nail him in the head everytime.
He then lets out a yell of, "If I hit him there it's over!"
Clips of his greatest verbal putdowns then air with one highlight being when he stated he 'owned' Rio de Janeiro.
UFC President Dana White can be seen laughing in the background as McGregor continues and says:
"For him to say he's the king and I'm the joker, if this was a different time I would invade his favela on horseback and kill anyone that is not fit to walk.
"But we are in a new time, so I'll just whoop his ass!"
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