Tonight at 5:00, inside Radio City Music Hall in New York City, undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former lightweight and featherweight champ Conor McGregor will come face to face at a press conference to promote their massive UFC 229 title fight.
Ahead of this press conference, most members of the MMA community are expecting all hell to break loose — so much so that online sports books have released an extensive list of ridiculous prop bets for the conference.
The reason people expect this press conference to be so wild is that Conor McGregor press conferences almost unfailingly are. The Irishman has become known for his trash talk and his unpredictability.
From the looks of it, though, Conor McGregor has not rattled Khabib Nurmagomedov yet.
Late on Wednesday night, Nurmagomedov took to Twitter where he trolled his rival with an undeniably hilarious video. Watch this video without sound, and it looks like it might be a highlight of some of McGregor’s best press conference moments. Crank up the sound, however, and you’ll realize that McGregor word’s have been replaced by the clucks and caws of chickens and roosters.
To remind, Khabib Nurmagomedov has frequently referred to Conor McGregor as a chicken as their rivalry has blossomed over the years. It appears there’s still plenty of that to come.
See Nurmagomedov’s Twitter jab at McGregor below:
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) September 20, 2018
“Tomorrow,” Nurmagomedov says bluntly in the caption for this video.
What do you think is in store when Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov share the stage at tonight’s press conference in New York City? Join the debate in the comments section below.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 9/20/2018.