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Unlike their first fight, things were amicable between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier in the build-up to their rematch at UFC 257, but that probably won’t be the case as we get closer to the trilogy at UFC 264.
Whatever good will had been built between the two men was washed away after Poirier publicly called out McGregor for stalling on the commitment he made to donate $500,000 to Poirier’s Good Fight Foundation. Since that happened in mid-April, the energy has felt different. For starters, McGregor still donated $500,000 to a Louisiana charity – but not directly to Poirier’s foundation, which he knew nothing about.
Pre-fight mental warfare has been known to be effective for McGregor, and as July 10 draws near, we should expect more of it. Like this, for example:
McGregor tweeted this photo of himself this week:
Eleven minutes later, he followed up with this tweet:
Same picture? No, look a little closer in case you missed it:
That’s McGregor finishing Poirier in the first round of their 2014 featherweight fight. Of course, Poirier returned the favor this past January with a second-round knockout of his own, so there’s that.
Maybe this wasn’t the best attempt at trying to get on Poirier’s nerves.
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