The UFC 202 pre-match press conference was expected to be like any normal presser, but when two of the most volatile MMA fighters in the world currently headline the event, you can't expect to be normal anymore. Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, scheduled to headline the UFC event, got into a war of expletives and threw bottles at each other during the event on Wednesday, leaving UFC President Dana White in complete awe.
It all started when UFC featherweight champion McGregor arrived at the press conference in Las Vegas, half an hour late and that is what pissed Diaz. The 31-year-old short-tempered American fighter stormed off the venue following just five minutes of the Irishman's arrival.
Apparently, while leaving the scene, Diaz hurled abuses at McGregor as well as threw a bottle towards him. Things got heated up soon after and it was pandemonium all over as both fighters continued throwing the choicest of expletives to each other as well and bottles and cans were flying all over the place.
Security guards had to intrude and stop the ugly fight that was about to start and White had no option but to immediately call off the press conference. Disciplinary action, however, has not been taken against any of the fighters by the MMA promotion.
"I'm ready for whatever this man [Diaz] has to bring. Let me see that full camp. Bring the clinch," said McGregor in the press conference. "Bring the jiu-jitsu. Bring the whole *expletive* Stockton, I'm ready for whatever he has to bring."
Diaz, too, was at his usual best in the press conference. "He's [McGregor] trying to hype himself up but when he goes to sleep at night, he remembers what happened the last time [at UFC 194]," said Diaz.
The two will be seen in action in a highly-anticipated non-title welterweight rematch in the main event of UFC 202, scheduled to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on August 21. In India, the action can be caught at Sony Six, Six HD and Sony ESPN.
Meanwhile, check out the moment from the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference: