Fighters react to the Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz scuffle at UFC 196 presser

By Russell Ess - March 4, 2016

The press conference for UFC 196 featuring UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor, contender Nate Diaz, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm and contender Miesha Tate did not disappoint in the build-up to their fights taking place on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Things were heated between McGregor and Diaz through the entire presser and came to a climax when “The Notorious” punched Diaz’s hand away from his face during their face-off.

Fellow fighters went to twitter to talk about the scuffle that nearly erupted into a melee between both camps.

Rafael dos Anjos: Mcgregor should be fined because of his classless attitude,he had bad intentions to hurt him opponent’s hand

Ben Askren: First time I saw it I was thinking Connor was trying to hurt his hand. Who punches someone’s hand?

Eddie Alvarez: Conor should be fined for sneaking an opponent before the actual fight . Not a Nate fan but 20% is owed , Pussy shit @ufc @eafight #Payup

Im all for a good stare down , even pushing but A punch anywhere before the Ref warns both fighters is Wrong on every level #pussyshit #ufc

Look if u disagree You prob dont fight or better yet… have a friend fucking left hook you in the hand. See how Feels , then hit me Back

Jake Shields: WTF @thenotoriousmma ??? #touchbutt

Ovince Saint Preux: .@ufc Just saw the press conference, that weigh-in going to be crazy. #UFC196 is definitely gonna be a PPV you don’t want to miss!

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