Conor McGregor taunts Dustin Poirier by putting on reflective sunglasses with a UFC 178 win image

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Conor McGregor sees first-round victory in trilogy battle with Dustin Poirier as the Irishman taunts his arch-rival by donning reflective sunglasses with a cheeky image of his quick UFC 178 victory over the American in 2014

  • Conor McGregor prepares for his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier on July 10
  • The Irishman laughed at Poirier this week with a cheeky Twitter photo
  • McGregor posted an image of him in sunglasses with their 2014 fight in the lens
  • Poirier then lost to McGregor in less than two minutes, but won a rematch in 2021

Conor McGregor has mocked Dustin Poirier by tweeting an image of the Irishman wearing sunglasses with a photo of their 2014 meeting in the lens.

McGregor will face the American in a trilogy fight on July 10, with both fighters claiming one win each – the Irishman in 2014 and Poirier last January.

And as the third UFC fight between the two draws ever closer, McGregor has hinted that he wants a first-round win over Poirier by sharing the picture.

Conor McGregor has mocked the trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier with sunglasses

The glasses featured an image of McGregor (right) defeating Poirier (left) at UFC 178 in 2014

The glasses featured an image of McGregor (right) defeating Poirier (left) at UFC 178 in 2014

McGregor beat his next opponent after just one minute and 46 seconds of their UFC 178 clash in Las Vegas.

The win came in the middle of an unbeaten 15-fight record for McGregor, which ended when he lost to Nate Diaz in the 2016 UFC 196 event.

But Poirier stunned McGregor in his first fight back after retiring from UFC in June 2020 via a second round technical knockout in Abu Dhabi last January.

While McGregor won the first fight, Poirier took a stunning second-round victory in January

While McGregor won the first fight, Poirier took a stunning second-round victory in January

That outcome has led to a third fight to take place in the heart of Las Vegas, which Poirier’s coach Mike Brown believes could be the largest pay-per-view fight in history.

“Yes, this is the right choice,” said Brown MMA junkie when asked about the third fight. “Conor is the biggest draw in this sport, and I think this is selling more pay-per-views than any other fight.

This may be the largest pay-per-view of all time. It really has that capability, and it probably will. I believe that, and the title fight will always be after that.

The duo will take it on for the third time at UFC 264 on July 10 - this time back in Las Vegas

The duo will take it on for the third time at UFC 264 on July 10 – this time back in Las Vegas

He (Poirier) is still getting better, and another man who has paid his dues more than anyone else. These are the guys who have come the long way, the guys who deserve it more than anyone else.

So I love where we are in this fight, and I’m confident to get into it. The fighting game is very complex.

“This is a weapon of possibly thousands or more. We’re talking about one weapon there. Dustin has many. ‘

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