The fight between Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez almost happened days before ‘UFC 205.’ During a Nov. 10 press conference for the massive MMA event, these two fighters nearly came to blows. Conor even had to be held back! Click to watch the chaos.
Barely a word was said between Conor, 28, and Eddie, 32, during the Nov. 10 event hyping up UFC 205 in New York City. Conor came dancing in from off stage before his opponent could sit down. With no one guarding it, Conor grabbed Eddie’s UFC Lightweight championship and placed it next to his UFC Featherweight Championship belt.
“Sorry I was late. I just don’t give a f*ck,” the “Notorious” Irish fighter said with his expected bravado. Eddie wasn’t having any of it. He grabbed Conor’s featherweight title belt (he attempted to throw it, according to The Mirror, but UFC President Dana White, 47, stopped him.) That was just the beginning.
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Almost daring him, Eddie folded up his chair and dropped it by Conor. The Irish fighter went off! He picked up and attempted to throw the chair before rushing at Eddie. Dana was able to catch Conor, just in time, holding his back before things got out of hand.
“I wonder how much a chair would cost me,” Conor asked, referencing his $75,000 fine for throwing water bottles at Nate Diaz, 31, ahead of their UFC 202 fight. Much like this near-catastrophe, Conor’s temper got the better of him during a press conference with Nate and the Irishman launched a pair of water battles at his competitor. He would ultimately come out on top, defeating Nate (and getting revenge for his UFC 196 loss.)
Though Dana stopped these two from throwing punches, he couldn’t stop them from throwing shade. When Eddie demanded Conor apologize for saying his wife and kids wouldn’t recognize him after his match, Conor told him to “suck on these big Irish balls.”
Eddie shot back that “he gassed out holding the chair,” saying that McGregor won’t last for very long when they do fight. These two will battle for Eddie’s title on Nov. 12. There won’t be anyone holding them back then.
Who do you want to win the UFC 205 match, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Eddie will retain his title or will Conor make history by becoming the first UFC fighter to hold two championships at the same time?