Conor McGregor dodges bottle thrown at him by angry Khabib fan
On his trip around Russia holding press conferences, Conor McGregor isn't just trash talking fellow fighters, he's trash talking everyone.
In the build-up to his return to the UFC Octagon, Conor McGregor is on a warpath, willing to fight anyone that crosses him. Sticking to his recent “I don’t give a f**k mentality”, the Irishman took a swing at Khabib Nurmagomedov’s hometown and the people living there. This led to a man in the audience of McGregor’s press conference getting quite upset.
As his time in Russia continues, as does McGregor’s comments against Nurmagomedov, this time showing distain for the Russian’s home of Dagestan. According to ESPN, McGregor said at one of his conferences recently that "I wouldn't go to Dagestan to take a s**t, and that is the truth,"
McGregor has said on numerous occasions that his Russian arch-enemy is known to duck out of challenges. “I [McGregor] am not waiting around for that man [Nurmagomedov], he is a known pull-out.”
The fighter added fuel to the fire saying that "It's in the nature of the Dagestani man to run. Every great Russian knows this about the Dagestani men. Every Chechen knows this about the Dagestani men. They run, and they cower."
Following these comments, one angry Dagestani man had his say at another press conference.
"Do you remember what you said about Dagestan people yesterday?" the man asked. "If you hate Khabib and his team, why you say bad things about people?"
McGregor then went on to explain the disrespect of the Dagestani people ahead of the first McGregor and Nurmagomedov match last year. Concluding by calling all of them disrespectful, even the father and brother of the man asking the question.
It was at that point that the man flung a bottle right towards McGregor’s head. Though as a two-division MMA champion, the Irishman had reflexes quick enough to dodge the projectile. The man was then taken away and McGregor continued his questions.
McGregor has already laid out his plans upon his January 2020 return. He wishes to fight a handful of opponents, one of which is hopefully the man who punched him into hiatus; Nurmagomedov. McGregor has stated his interest in fighting the winner of Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson, with particular interest going towards settling the score against the Russian champ.
Here is the video of Conor McGregor announcing his plans for 2020, which begin with his return fight on Jan. 18 in Las Vegas. ( RT Sport) pic.twitter.com/9PiNSaNH7c— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) October 24, 2019