Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez Almost Went Full WWE at Thursday’s UFC 205 Presser (Videos)

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On Saturday Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez will square off for the UFC lightweight title at UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden. On Thursday they cranked the hype machine up all the way with a typically raucous pre-fight press conference that involved name-calling, genital-related mandates, and near chair-throwing.

It all started when McGregor didn’t show up on time. After waiting around for a while on stage, Alvarez was like, nah, forget this, and he got up and went to wait back stage.

When McGregor finally did show up, Avarez was still back stage. So naturally the feisty Irishman went over and took his lightweight championship belt. Then he kindly explained that he was late because he “just don’t give a f**k.”

After that, Eddie Alvarez came back out on stage and snatched his belt back, at which point in time the two of them almost got into a fight that was at no way arranged or condoned by the UFC—wink, wink. McGregor even picked up a chair and threatened to throw it at Alvarez.

Once the press conference actually got underway, Alvarez demanded that McGregor apologize for comments he recently made about his family.

McGregor’s response: “Suck these big Irish balls!”

Fortunately for everyone, Alvarez didn’t do that.

A little later on Alvarez said he knows what McGregor’s “big announcement” will be at UFC 205: “Conor is having two kids and his girlfriend is not having twins, so you guys do the math.”

The implication, of course, is that McGregor is having two kids by two different women. Is that true? We don’t know. What we do know is that, for some reason, McGregor passed on the opportunity to say, “yeah, the other woman is your wife!” If that had happened, a real fight may well have taken place right then and there.

Instead, McGregor just sort of ignored the reference to his theoretical unborn child(ren) and everything kind of settled down.

UFC 205 should still be a lot of fun, though.

Hat Tip – [The Score]

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