Conor McGregor's rise to the top of the MMA mountain has been meteoric. The Dubliner has dispatched his opponents with ease thus far, propelling himself to the summit of the UFC featherweight division in record time.
His techniques are ever-evolving, capable of creating a whirlwind of violence inside the cage which no opponent in the UFC has had an answer for yet. Almost as potent as his fists, though, is McGregor's gift of the gab - an ability to get underneath an opponent's skin with a well-timed verbal assault. It's this showmanship which has made McGregor into one of the most popular fighters on planet earth, as well as one of the most entertaining talkers in the game.
We trawled through McGregor's Twitter page and highlighted just a handful of his most amusing social media musings from this year ahead of his bout this weekend with American Dustin Poirier.
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1. He loves his job.
I love my job, what can I say. I beat people up for truck loads of cash. pic.twitter.com/70ACrMXDZt
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 20, 2014
2. That's not to say he doesn't get busy from time to time.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 16, 2014
3. But it's a job he does better than anyone.
Its time to take out the part-time. pic.twitter.com/FJxBQIknVx
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 3, 2014
4. And that's because of all the effort he puts in.
There is nothing more encouraging or energising than witnessing the results of your hard work, sacrifice and dedication.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 17, 2014
5. Stay ready...
I show up prepared to kill. Everytime. pic.twitter.com/qx7mgkeLIX
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 22, 2014
6. It's just a fact of life.
They don't have to like it. But they must accept it. pic.twitter.com/fcqVhSMesV
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 6, 2014
7. It's tough going.
I will sleep when the division has been annihilated. pic.twitter.com/WwtLMTfKXd
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 1, 2014
8. Dustin Poirier is in a lot of trouble.
I am in Sin City. Armed and dangerous. I am going to school this kid.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 15, 2014
9. As is the whole featherweight division.
Every single one of them are scared.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 29, 2014
10. Afterwards, maybe it'll be time for a cup of tea.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 20, 2014