UFC 202: Pre-fight Press Conference (Full Video, Highlights & Recap)

Recap via MMAJunkie:

The UFC 202 press conference was predictably unpredictable, ending with Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz throwing cans and bottles at each other across the venue.

McGregor (19-3 MMA, 7-1 UFC) was 30 minutes late to the party, leaving Diaz (19-10 MMA, 14-8 UFC) on stage with co-headliners Glover Teixeira and Anthony Johnson for the majority of the festivities. After McGregor showed up, Nick Diaz appeared, telling his brother to walk off-stage, presumably as retaliation for McGregor’s late arrival.

The two are set to rematch on pay-per-view Saturday at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. Diaz submitted McGregor in the second round of their first meeting at UFC 196. The Stockton native stepped in as a late replacement for an injured Rafael dos Anjos and pulled off the shocking win.

As Diaz walked out, he – and his camp – repeatedly gave McGregor the middle finger before yelling, “(expletive) your whole team.”

McGregor responded with, “You’ll do (expletive) nothing.”

Moments later, Diaz threw a water bottle toward McGregor on the stage. McGregor threw one back before running around the stage and grabbing full cans of Monster Energy Drink and water bottles and throwing them over the heads of media and at Diaz and his team while UFC President Dana White begged him to stop.

“That’s a wrap, get him out of here,” White said, ending the event ahead of schedule and without the planned face-off. While White panicked, the UFC saw the opportunity for some social media promotion.


NSAC officials have not yet responded to requests for comment on any potential disciplinary actions.

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