Theatrics or not, things got seriously heated at the latest press conference ahead of the hotly anticipated Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz fight for UFC 196.
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During the stare down, Diaz approached the stage with enthusiasm and proceeded to engage in an aggravated stance against McGregor, who was in a dapper suit no less. With Diaz’s fist only centimetres away from McGregor’s face and taunts flying between the two, the Irishman decided to make the first move, slapping away Diaz’s hand before all hell almost broke loose.
The pair won’t have to wait long to get their gloves off. UFC 196 will screen from Las Vegas on Saturday March 5 across the globe.