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Morning Report: Nate Diaz’s boxing coach says Conor McGregor ‘acted like a little kid’ at UFC 202 press conference

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Nate Diaz’s boxing coach Richard Perez says Conor McGregor “acted like a little kid” and dispels the idea that Diaz is cutting down from 200 pounds.

Boy, that escalated quickly.

Yesterday at the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference, all hell broke loose when Nate Diaz and his team exited early after a late arrival from Conor McGregor. When Diaz began leaving, McGregor got upset and the two exchanged heated words, leading to McGregor and Diaz’s team members throwing water bottles and energy drink cans at each other across the theater. The tense moment caused Dana White to abruptly end the press conference.

In the aftermath, both Diaz and McGregor both responded to the dust up, as did fighters and pundits. Suddenly, everyone was talking enthusiastically about a card that had been receiving less buzz than expected. Among those people was Richard Perez, Nate Diaz’s boxing coach, who spoke with Submission Radio shortly after the brouhaha, calling out McGregor for his behavior and lack of punctuality. (transcribed by Bloody Elbow)

“I think he did that just to do it, you know, to try and get on Nathan’s nerves -€” but it didn’t happen. What happened was, he came in late all cocky, started talking. So Nathan said, okay, he came late, I’m cutting, I’m booking. So McGregor didn’t like it and was speechless and caught him off guard and that made him mad.

“I thought [Nate] did the right thing, just to walk out and got on McGregor’s nerves. He didn’t like it. He didn’t know how to handle it. So acted like a little kid and started throwing bottles -€” which he shouldn’t have, but Nathan got to him.”

This isn’t the first time the two camps have gotten into pre-fight extracurricular activities. During the face-off at the pre-fight ….View full article

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