With one tweet Conor McGregor transported the entire MMA world into a chaos realm. It all resulted over a dispute about promotion obligations, which resulted in McGregor getting kicked off the card. Since then, the internet turned into a Large Hadron Collider, two elemental forces collided and at the UFC 200 presser today we were expecting answers.
Dana White put his foot down and stuck to his guns despite being hit by a volume of media questions about the situation like Nick Diaz’s overwhelming boxing style. White side-stepped as much as he could but didn’t compensate for the wild card: Nate fucking Diaz.
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) April 22, 2016
At first it didn’t seem to hit White, but Diaz insists his fight is the big money fight, the real ninja shit with McGregor or else he’s getting on the yacht he probably copped and sailing to Cabo.
ufc: "I want a big fight."- NateDiaz209 https://t.co/9hJIlajRlB
— susan cingari (@SusanCingari) April 22, 2016
In case it wasn’t clear that Diaz gives a negative amount of fucks, he clarifies here that it’s Ninja Gaiden II: Multi-Million Dollar Vengeance or he’s “not doing shit”.
Never have two fighters took a stand together, in order to beat the shit out of each other (and get millions of dollars). And despite McGregor not being at the press conference, he haunted the damn thing like a ghost.
What the full UFC 200 press conference below and just count how many times McGregor’s name is mentioned.
UPDATE: Conor McGregor’s name was mentioned 53 times.