UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor nearly got into another press conference object-throwing war today during the UFC 205 pre-fight press conference.
McGregor showed up notoriously late on Thursday to the press conference where his absence upset Eddie Alvarez so much that he stormed off stage.
“The Notorious” eventually showed up dancing on stage dressed in a white mink coat and shouted in the mic, “Sorry I’m late, I just don’t give a f–k!”
McGregor also went over to Eddie Alvarez’s seat while he was still backstage waiting for the arrival of McGregor. Conor took the opportunity to snatch Alvarez’s belt from where Alvarez was seated and placed the UFC lightweight champion’s belt at his seat next to his featherweight belt.
Things got really heated when Alvarez showed up back on stage and saw that his belt wasn’t at his seat. The lightweight champ got his belt back and was fired up and threw a chair behind McGregor’s seat. The action immediately struck a nerve with McGregor as he got up from his chair and picked it up over his head ready to launch an attack on Alvarez like it was a scene from a crazy professional wrestling match.
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UFC President Dana White literally had his hands full as he had to hold the featherweight champion back as security jumped in to intervene the two main event fighters from getting physical with each on stage.
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The full UFC 205 lineup:
Main card (Pay-per-view)
*Eddie Alvarez vs. *Conor McGregor
*Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson
*Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Karolina kowalkiewicz
Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Donald Cerrone
Miesha Tate vs. Raquel Pennington
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Frankie Edgar vs. Jeremy Stephens
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson
Rafael Natal vs. Tim Boetsch
Vicente Luque vs. Belal Muhammad
UFC Fight Pass prelims:
Jim Miller vs. Thiago Alves
Liz Carmouche vs. Katlyn Chookagian