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UFC 264 press conference highlights: Conor McGregor threatens interviewer over Barack Obama jab

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An interviewer at the UFC 264 pre-fight press conference got under Conor McGregor’s skin when noting that McGregor has won just one fight since Barack Obama stepped down as U.S. President.

Dustin Poirier wasn’t the only one verbally jousting with Conor McGregor at the UFC 264 pre-fight press conference (watch it here).

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President, Dana White, joined Poirier and McGregor for Thursday’s press conference ahead of UFC 264, taking place inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, this weekend (Sat., July 10, 2021) and streaming online via ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV).

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During the presser (highlight video above), someone asked McGregor why anyone should believe the outcome of UFC 264 will be different than UFC 257, considering that McGregor has one win inside the Octagon since Barack Obama stepped down as U.S. President. McGregor laid into the individual, the latter of whom refused to back down.

Poirier sat back and watched the show with a cheeky grin:

“You have one won fight since Barack Obama was President,” the interviewer said.

“Shut your mouth or I’ll go down [there] and smash your nose in,” McGregor retorted. “I’ll smash your nose in you little rat, you little rat. Someone smack him!”

The bold questioner continued, “This man [Poirier] 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?”

“It’s one more fight I won than your little sissy ass!” McGregor bit back.

You can watch all the highlights from the UFC 264 pre-fight press conference using the embedded YouTube player above.


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