People were expecting Conor McGregor’s return, to his first UFC press conference in almost two years, to be a violent one but they weren’t quite prepared for the Irishman’s relentless tirade at rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The Notorious even left the UFC president Dana White in shock dropping his best verbal lines in McGregor style. He made the conference look like Conor McGregor show with Dana White as the guest star and featuring a special cameo from UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Dana said he had never seen this type of conference in his UFC career as he labelled it as “darkest press conference.”
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The Notorious took no time to heat up the conference as he slammed the employer, for not letting the fans attend the conference, in less than a minute as he entered into ta hall. He also went on to promote his newly launched Proper Number 12 whiskey as he opened the bottle that he had brought with him and shared a glass of it with the UFC president.
Conor did not forget to mention the UFC 223 bus attack as he said:
“If that bus door had opened, this man would be dead right now. He would be in a box and I would be in a cell — and we would not have this great fight ahead of us.”
Conor was quite confident that he would knock down the Eagles in the first round but later corrected that he is well prepared for the all five rounds.
The Irish Mystic Mac also talked about Khabib refusing to take a photo with Russian President Valdmir Putin and asked if he was disrespecting his president.
Khabib was funded by Russian billionaire and owner of Summa Group, Ziyavudin Magomedov to help him raise his MMA stardom. Magomedov was later arrested and sentenced to lengthy stint in prison.
Conor claimed Khabib was a “rat” for refusing to pull up Russian president Vladimir Putin about his friend being locked up. He said:
“You took money from (Ziyavudin) Magomedov, you little lick a** rat, now what? (Vladimir) Putin locked him up,” McGregor said. Say something to Putin about locking Magomedov up. Say something. Ask him to release him. Now you don’t understand, you mad rat. You’re a fake, lying rat.”