Conor McGregor finally came face-to-face with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov yesterday (Thurs., Sept. 20, 2018) at UFC 229’s first official press conference (full replay here), and it was everything we could have hoped for.
Despite having zero fight fans to cheer him on in person, “Notorious” showed up in prime form and delivered countless verbal executions at the expense of Nurmagomedov. One of the many things McGregor talked about, which may have been the most anticipated of all, was his storied attack on a Brooklyn bus that was transporting Khabib back at UFC 223 this past April.
While McGregor was initially facing felony charges for throwing a dolly through the bus window, the Irishman avoided jail time and is now back in business just five months later.
“I’m right in front of you! Did you not see me outside the bus, no? Did you not see me standing right in front of you outside the f*cking bus?” McGregor asked Nurmagomedov at Thursday’s presser.
“I showed you my hands, no weapons. The first thing [I did] when I showed up at that bus, I showed my hands to let him know, ‘I have come unarmed, no weapons. Step off the bus, you talked a big game and now I’m here.’ He done f*cking nothing. He sat there and took a shit on that bus. He hid and cowered behind women and caused [what happened], so that’s f*cking that.”
“So here’s my location now, you little fool — right in front of you,” McGregor continued.
“Do something about it! Do something about it! Yeah, you’ll do nothing.”
Luckily for all parties involved, the Brooklyn incident didn’t escalate further than it did, as McGregor details what would have happened to Khabib if he had actually got his hands on him.
“If you got off that bus, you’d be dead now,” McGregor proclaimed. “You’d be dead and I’d be in a cell.”
If you thought for a second that the bad blood between McGregor and Khabib was fabricated it may be time to change your mind.
Fortunately for fight fans around the world, UFC 229 will be the first time that McGregor and Khabib physically lock horns. Their main event clash, which will go down on Oct. 6 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, is beginning to build in waves and could produce the biggest PPV numbers in company history.
Only time will tell if McGregor can “dead” Khabib and make him pay for crossing the “King.”
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