‘Shut Your Mouth’ – Conor McGregor Gets Into a Heated Altercation With a Reporter at the UFC 264 Presser

Published 07/09/2021, 1:59 AM EDT


Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier came together for the UFC 264 pre-fight presser at the T-Mobile Arena. This was the first time the fighters came face-to-face since their last fight. Therefore, fans were eagerly waiting to see what happens when the fighters meet.

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The press conference started with McGregor throwing Poirier’s hot sauce bottles off the stage. This was just a sign of things to come as things got more and more intense from then on. Well, trash-talking between the fighters is a common theme, especially when one of the fighters is ‘Notorious.’

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During the UFC 264 presser, a war of words even started between McGregor and a reporter. It all began when the reporter questioned McGregor about just winning 1 fight since the end of 2016. ‘Notorious’ quickly cut the question in between and responded in typical Conor McGregor style.

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He said, “Shut your mouth, I’m come down and smash you. You little rat, you little rat, someone smack him, smack him.”

However, that didn’t stop the reporter who went on to ask McGregor: Why should anyone expect this fight to be any different from the one 6 months ago. The former UFC dual champion replied, “It’s one more fight I won than your little shitty a**. You little funny man.”

Conor McGregor has won just one fight since his victory against Eddie Alvarez in 2016

While McGregor stumped the reporter with his reply, the question really stayed with everyone present. McGregor won against Eddie Alvarez back at UFC 205 in November 2016. Subsequently, he has competed in 3 fights, winning just 1 and losing 2.

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Therefore, this fight is very important for Conor McGregor as many believe this is the fighter’s last chance to get back to the top. Many people even believe that McGregor is not motivated enough to win the fight as he has achieved everything in the UFC and has enough money.

However, ‘The Diamond’ and Dana White are among the few who believe that the fact that McGregor is fighting despite not having the need for it, shows his desire to win.

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What do you think? Will Conor McGregor win his UFC 264 fight against Dustin Poirier? Let us know in the comments.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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