Could this UFC 196 press conference have ended in any other fashion? Nate Diaz confidently walked up to Conor McGregor, who had been trashing his way of life and very existence for the previous hour, stuck his fist in McGregor’s face as a show of force, then all hell broke loose. It looks like McGregor slapped Nate’s hand out of the way, but it also kind of looks like a punch.
Either way, it set off a chain of events that led to Diaz and his crew needing to be held back by security as they went full 209. It wasn’t Jones/Cormier, but it was close to being a bad, bad situation.
Naturally, Twitter went wild at the events:
Then, it’s over. The weigh-ins are going to be crazy.