Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz decided not to wait for UFC 202 to get into it with each other.
During a press conference on Wednesday for their upcoming fight, Diaz walked out after McGregor showed up about 30 minutes late. As Diaz and his camp exited the room, he and McGregor continued to shout insults and obscenities at one another — and that’s when things escalated.
As seen in the video above, Diaz has nearly exited the theater when he turns and throws a water bottle towards McGregor. McGregor responded in kind and threw several bottles of his own, with members of both camps following suit.
UFC president Dana White tried to maintain order, but can eventually be heard saying, “That’s a wrap. I’m out of here.”
Back in March, Diaz stepped in with just 11 days notice to fight McGregor after McGregor’s original UFC 196 opponent had to withdraw due to injury. McGregor, the champion in the 145-pound weight class, agreed to fight Diaz at 170 pounds. McGregor lost the fight in the second round via submission.
The two were supposed to fight again at UFC 200, but the bout was canceled as McGregor refused to fulfill media obligations leading up to the showdown.
UFC 202: Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 2 will air this Saturday.