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Poirier hits back with smart response to McGregor's social media dig

“This line of work is not for everyone.”

Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor in action during their September 2014 bout in Las Vegas.
Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor in action during their September 2014 bout in Las Vegas.
Image: John Locher

IT’S NOT OFTEN that Conor McGregor meets his match when it comes to verbal warfare, and given that he took less than two minutes to defeat Dustin Poirier when they met at UFC 178, he probably had the edge here too.

Nevertheless, Poirier — who lost to the current UFC featherweight champion via first-round TKO in September 2014 — deserves some kudos for his response to McGregor’s latest social media output.

Last night, McGregor tweeted some images from his litany of impressive wins in the UFC. One of them was taken in the aftermath of his victory against Poirier. Another was from last month’s KO of Jose Aldo, accompanied by the caption: “This line of work is not for everyone.”

Fresh from his impressive win over Donegal’s Joseph Duffy last weekend at UFC 195, Poirier was quick to respond.

The American fighter took to Instagram to post an image from Duffy’s submission of McGregor in November 2010. The caption?

This line of work is not for everyone.”

This line of work is not for everyone Tap Tap Taparoo

A post shared by Dustin Poirier (@dustinpoirier) on

Bonus points too for the Happy Gilmore reference.

Just give it a little tappy tap….

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