Conor McGregor Waves Chair At UFC 205 Presser, Says ‘I’m A F***ing Pimp In A F***ing Mink’
In UFC, personality = cash, and no matchup proves that more than Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez. The two square off at UFC 205 on Saturday at Madison Square Garden, and in case you can't be there or watch on pay per view, here's a pretty good preview below.
It's the pre-fight press conference, and where McGregor is concerned it's often more entertaining than the fight itself. Let's go right to the action.
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As you can see above, McGregor stole Alvarez's light-heavyweight belt (which he hopes to win legitimately on Saturday, becoming the first UFC fighter to hold two belts). Here's what happened:
* McGregor is late to the press conference at MSG.
* Alvarez says "Call me when he shows up," and leaves in disgust.
* McGregor finally shows up, wearing a mink coat.
* McGregor sees Alvarez' empty chair, and takes his belt from the table.
* Alvarez returns, sees his belt missing. He yells at McGregor and throws a chair at his feet.
* McGregor is held back from going after Alvarez, then picks up the chair and threatens him with it.
Just what the country needs at this juncture to heal our political wounds.
Alvarez (28-4) is the UFC lightweight champion. McGregor (20-3) is the UFC featherweight champ.
"I'm half Irish, right? I'm half Irish," Alvarez said. "I'm disappointed in the country of Ireland right now that this is their representative. [Points to an empty chair] Where is he? Where is he?"
"I don't give a f--- about what Eddie says. Who gives a f----? The Irish are back. We've taken back control of New York City. I control New York City. I'm a f----ing pimp ... in a f---ing mink. ... I'm fresh, ready to go. I'm going to shut this man up. Trust me on that."
And this was only one of three title fights on the card. Tyron Woodley fights Stephen Thompson for the welterweight title, and Joanna Jędrzejczyk meets Karolina Kowalkiewicz for the women's straweight crown.
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