Cape Town - In what should have been a fairly normal pre-fight press
conference for UFC 202 things turned nasty.
It all started with Conor McGregor showing up about 20 or so
minutes late which didn't sit right with his opponent Nate Diaz.
Then just as
things looked to be settling down all hell broke loose.
Diaz stood up and with his entourage close behind made their
way out of the conference. Thanks to the lay out of the room the path that
team Diaz chose to take meant they walked infront of the stage.
leaving Diaz flipped McGregor the bird and words were exchanged and tempers
Diaz and his team were up near the exit to the theatre the
words turned into action as Nate Diaz threw a water bottle at McGregor who was
on the stage.
McGregor reacted and returned fire not only with water bottles
but with full cans of Monster Energy.
While no one from team Diaz or team
McGregor was injured in the skirmish it sure has made the fight even more
Speaking with members of the media after the conference
McGregor had a chance to explain what happened.
"I just saw bottles
being thrown and I just thought fuck that, you wanna throw bottles, I’ll throw
cans,” said McGregor. “But it was all in self-defence. I was scared for my
Watch the full interview moments after the
madness right here.