UFC 202 Press Conference Ends Abruptly, as Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor Fling Bottles

August 17, 2016

Conor McGregor chucking bottle

Things have been fairly quiet between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz leading up to their UFC 202 rematch… until Wendesday’s pre-fight press conference that is.

The UFC 202 press conference started late with Diaz and his camp arriving first. Company president Dana White started the press conference, saying that it was time for McGregor to start respecting everyone else’s time.

After he finally arrived, 30 minutes late, McGregor answered a few questions, but it only took a few minutes before Diaz had enough of the presser and stormed off the stage. As he walked way, his entourage en tow, Diaz flipped the bird at McGregor, who was still at his seat next to White.

That’s when all hell broke loose.

Diaz’s team started throwing things, including water bottles, as they exited, which infuriated McGregor.

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The Irishman stood and tossed his water bottle at Diaz, but they didn’t stop and neither did he. As White tried to calm the situation, McGregor ran across the front of the stage, grabbing water bottles designated for Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira, and tossed them towards Diaz and his team.

With that, White yelled, “That’s a wrap!”

As UFC security stormed the stage and things began to calm, White apologized to the fans and media in attendance, and then exited the stage, still trying to calm McGregor.

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