Conor McGregor's sickening sledge about Dustin Poirier's wife

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Conor McGregor, pictured here before his fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
Conor McGregor continues to attack Dustin Poirier and his wife Jolie. Image: Instagram/Getty

Conor McGregor has once again dragged Dustin Poirier's wife into an ugly sledging war ahead of their much-anticipated bout at UFC 264.

Earlier this week, McGregor posted a video on social media of him accepting an Instagram follow request allegedly from Jolie Poirier.

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On Thursday at their pre-fight press conference, Poirier said of McGregor's antics: “You used to be better than that, your trash talking used to be better than that. F***ing weak.”

But McGregor wasn't done there, taking to social media after the press conference with a disturbing sledge about Jolie.

Poirier commented on a photo that McGregor had posted by saying: “Your trash talk is as thin as your hair these days! See ya soon champ.”

That's when the Irishman got very personal with a comment about Poirier’s wife.

“Your wife wants to see the hair around my d*** and b***s bro. See what that’s like,” McGregor wrote.

“It’s real the message request mate, no trash tralk. Man to man, it’s f****ed up! 

"I seen your interview with Mike you think it was fake. It’s not. Have a think on it in the sauna anyway.”

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Conor McGregor out for revenge against Dustin Poirier

McGregor was soundly beaten by Poirier less than six months ago, but that doesn't seem like enough time for the Irish superstar to patch all the holes Poirier punched in his game.

When they complete their rivalry trilogy on Saturday night in the main event of UFC 264, Poirier (27-6) will enter the cage as a better-rounded, more tested fighter than McGregor (22-5), who is competing in mixed martial arts for only the fourth time in nearly five years.

Yet McGregor's famed punching power - and the world's memory of his meteoric rise through his sport - remains tantalising enough to create uncertainty in the minds of millions of fight fans.

McGregor has done the improbable before, and he'll probably never lose the ability to stoke his fans' imaginations.

Dustin Poirier and wife Jolie, pictured here after his victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 257.
Dustin Poirier poses with wife Jolie after his victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 257. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)

"This is my bread and butter," McGregor said on Friday. 

"This is what wakes me up in the morning with fire in my belly. ... I love to come in here, defy the odds, do the unthinkable and put on a show."

That sounds like the old Conor, the former plumber who conquered the MMA world with two heavy hands and an unmatched gift of the gab.

But will the same man get out of his luxury car at T-Mobile Arena? Can a self-described "fat-cat" multi-millionaire return to his feral, ferocious form for another electrifying victory?

Poirier knows the possibility exists, and it's reason enough to watch the conclusion to this three-fight epic that began with McGregor's first-round knockout of Poirier in 2014 and continued with Poirier's second-round stoppage of McGregor in Abu Dhabi.

"I have a healthy fear going into every fight," Poirier said. "I know the dangers. I know what this guy can do."

The winner will get a crack at the next lightweight title shot against champion Charles Oliveira, says UFC President Dana White.

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