Dagestani Man Throws Bottle At Conor McGregor During Moscow Press Conference
In the run up to last year's UFC 229, McGregor caused controversy when he offered a stream of verbal attacks on opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov. Because... well, Conor McGregor.
Then at a press conference which took place in Moscow earlier this week, McGregor continued with his comments, calling Khabib's father a 'quivering coward'. Taking aim at his rival's home city, he added: "I wouldn't go to Dagestan to take a s***, and that is the truth."
Unsurprisingly, at least one Dagestani man was left unimpressed by the comments, taking McGregor to task at another press conference on Friday (25 October).
According to The Sun, the man asked: "Do you remember what you say about Dagestani people yesterday? If you hate Khabib and his team, why do you say bad things about people?"
Conor began to explain himself, and can be heard on the video saying: "The disrespect they showed me in the build up to the fight, they sold items in the grocery with my face on it..."
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The man - who has not yet been named - then responded: "All the people? My father, my brother, you think are all cowards? Why cowards? My father?! What did he do to you?! My brother, what did he do to you?!"
At this point, a bottle was launched into the air towards the Irishman.
Conor McGregor announces he's returning to the octagon on January 18 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. On the topic of his opponent he says: "Ask the UFC, because I do not give a f**k".- Simon Head (@simonhead) October 24, 2019
Days ago, McGregor announced he will be making a return to UFC with his comeback taking place on 18 January 2020.
But when asked about who he is set to face, he responded as only he could, saying: "Ask the UFC, because I do not give a f***."
He hasn't stepped foot in the octagon since his defeat to lightweight champion Nurmagomedov last October.
It's quite clear that the Irishman is setting the bar high as he explained: "I will then look to compete against the winner of the Nate Diaz-Jorge Masvidal for the Bad Motherf***er title.
"Obviously I have history with Nate Diaz and we are set to make the trilogy bout. I feel Nate will get the better of that one. Then I will seek the Moscow bout. It will be against the winner of Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov.
"I can't even say the guy's name, who gives a f*** what the guy's name is. That is the bout we want. We want the bout in Russia."
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