UFC superstar Conor McGregor is the best at using mind games to get into his opponents’ heads.
Last night, he posted an audio message taunting and whispering to Dustin Poirier, “Dustin … peahead … I’m coming for you, peahead. … Silly hillbilly.”
McGregor went back to his trolling ways today by posting a screenshot of a direct message from Dustin Poirier’s wife, Jolie Poirier. McGregor didn’t reveal the contents of the message and Poirier nor his wife have yet to comment on the screenshot.
It seems as if McGregor is NOT channeling his attitude from their last fight where he remained calm, cool, collected, and respectful. He’s back to his old mental warfare days where he does anything and everything necessary to make his opponent emotional. Opponents are more prone to make mistakes when they are emotional because they throw their strategy out the window and go with their gut; their emotions guide them.
Mum is the word if McGregor’s tactics are working and getting into Poirier’s head or not.
Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will face off this Saturday, July 10th at UFC 264 in Las Vegas at 155 pounds.