Emotions were running high at today’s UFC 229 press conference in New York City which featured event headliners Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov.
As expected, Conor McGregor went off on his UFC 229 opponent, current UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, for the majority of the press conference with a plethora of different insults.
“Mystic Mac” claimed that he will deliver a bad beating on the “glass jaw rat” when the pair square off on October 6 in Las Vegas.
“I came back for the love of this. To come and shut this man (Khabib) up. That little rat, that little weasel. A little hard man in groups. I met many of them through my years. A man who grows in numbers. But a man who when on his own and confronted cowers away and that’s what you saw with that shit on the bus over there. He shit is jocks in front of his own countrymen. I’m truly going to love putting a bad, bad beating on this little glass jaw rat!” – Conor McGregor
Shortly after squaring off with “The Eagle”, Conor McGregor turned his attention towards Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager Ali Abdelaziz.
Check out McGregor going off on Abdelaziz below:
McGregor vs. Ali. Having a normal one in NYC. pic.twitter.com/iR0BbisD6W
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) September 20, 2018
“Shut you mouth! Ali Abdelaziz. Mad terrorist. Terrorist snitch! I know a lot about you as well you mad rat! I know a lot about you as well. You keep your mouth shut kid!” Conor McGregor to Ali Abdelaziz.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has gone a perfect 26-0 in his mixed martial arts career, which included ten victories under the UFC banner.
That same weekend, former UFC “champ champ” Conor McGregor made headlines when he attacked the UFC fighter bus insde the Barclays Center which resulted in three fighters being injured.
Conor McGregor has since been cleared of all felony charges stemming from the incident and will now face his bitter rival on October 6 in Sin City.
UFC 229 will mark the first time that Conor McGregor has stepped foot inside the octagon since UFC 205 in November of 2016, where he defeated Eddie Alvarez via second-round knockout to become the first fighter in UFC history to hold two belts simultaneously.
Who are you picking to win October’s highly anticipated UFC 229 lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor? Sound off in the comments section PENN Nation!