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McGregor speaks on THAT press conference incident

2016-08-18 22:24
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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.

While leaving Diaz flipped McGregor the bird and words were exchanged and tempers further flared.      

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 exciting. 

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 life.” 

Watch the full interview moments after the madness right here.

Read more on:    ufc  |  nate diaz  |  conor mcgregor  |  mma

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