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UFC Quick Quote: Conor McGregor has an ally in 'bored' Matt Brown

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"I gotta admit, man, if Conor wasn't there that would have been the most boring son of a bitch press conference in history because I mean I was sitting there and I was pretty God-damned bored myself. But, I wasn't getting any questions either and I had to pee so bad it was driving me up the wall. I don't know what made me chug a gallon of water before I walked up there or whatever but... so I had to piss like a motherfucker so it was horrible for me, but it would have been boring as shit without Conor. Nobody up there, nobody had shit to say. I tried to give a little something out of my one question that I got. I tried to make my point right away, say what I had to say and get out. Actually, funny enough, man, after we got backstage Conor came up to me and he's like, 'dude, that was a great response' or whatever, I don't know, I've never talked to Conor or whatever. I think I got to give him a little bit of credit because, look, I probably would have never thought about wearing a suit if Conor wasn't out there flaunting and acting like he is."

-- That was UFC Welterweight and "technical brawler" Matt "The Immortal" Brown talking on the GreatMMADebate podcast about his participation on "The Conor McGregor Show," also known as the Go Big press conference on Sept. 4, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor's now famous antics included obligatory attacks on Featherweight champion Jose Aldo, recently dispatched opponent Chad Mendes, as well as unexpected digs on Lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, contender Donald Cerrone and even a potshot at Middleweight Luke Rockhold (who has since responded here). Indeed, few were enamored with McGregor's trash talking style, but if his employers are unhappy about it they certainly haven't made it known. In fact, president Dana White revealed recently that during a moment at the Go Big press conference in which observers believed he whispered in the ear of the Irishman to tone down the craziness, he was merely telling the interim 145-pound kingpin that his fly was down. And regardless of what you think about the "Notorious" one, you've got to admit he's a sharp dresser. Just look at Brown, who later added on the podcast he probably would have worn track pants and a t-shirt if not for the stylings of McGregor.

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