"I’ll smash your nose in you little rat" - McGregor threatens interviewer when asked brave question
"Someone smack him!”
Conor McGregor has a bit of a love/hate relationship with the press at the best of times, but this particular question at the UFC 264 press conference, really got to him.
With both McGregor and Dustin Poirier on stage, trash talking to each other and answering questions to promote their rematch tomorrow night, one brave interviewer wanted to let the Dubliner know about a particular statistic.
“You have won one fight since Barack Obama was President.”
“Shut your mouth or I’ll go down there and smash your nose in,” McGregor interrupted.
“I’ll smash your nose in you little rat, you little rat. Someone smack him!”
"I'll come down there and smack you?"
Is the guy in the pink suit aiming to be the back-up fighter?
⚠️ Contains strong language ⚠️
Watch the #UFC264 Presser on YouTube 👉 https://t.co/Iu9jAqBak5 pic.twitter.com/4TuBMk6F5m
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) July 9, 2021
The reporter continued: “This man sent you to a place where time doesn’t exist six months ago. We want to know why anyone should expect anything different on Saturday.”
Just to add to the spectacle, this particular journalist was wearing a full bright pink suit, to make extra sure he was going to be noticed.
The Irishman, clearly still infuriated by this question, added: "It's one more fight I won than your little sissy ass. You little fanny pad."
Maybe not his best line ever, but he was in contrasting form compared to the last time he and Poirier met on Fight Island, where everything was very respectful.
"You're getting walked like a dog in that octagon.
"This is my bread and butter, this is what wakes me up in the morning with fire in my belly. Errors to correct, tactics to prepare for, I've had a great camp and a great focus on the opponent.
"Im going to go through his head, put holes in it and take it off his shoulders. He's done here, this is it for him, it's the end of the road.
"This will be beautiful, it will be another feather in the cap, it's what I love to do. I love to come in here, defy the odds, do the unthinkable and put on a show."