With his bout against American boxing icon Floyd Mayweather closing in, Conor McGregor continues to use social media to play mind games with his opponent. 

The brash Irish sensation posted a menacing picture of himself on his Instagram profile with the caption: “I am built to run through people.”

McGregor, 28, has long been the biggest star in the UFC as he has redefined the sport of Mixed Martial Arts but his hotly anticipated fight against Mayweather has been met with plenty of criticism.

Forty-year-old Mayweather holds a 49-0 record and considering the bout is boxing-only, legends such as Lennox Lewis have said the fight will have a predictable outcome as he feels McGregor is out of his depth. 

With a reported purse of $500 million, the McGregor-Mayweather superfight is scheduled for 26 August 2017 in Las Vegas.