The two could barely contain themselves and after a war of words Notorious took exception to Diaz’s tactics and swung for his opponent
Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz clashed ahead of their UFC 196 clash as things got VERY personal at the pre-fight press conference.
The two will go toe to toe in the octagon on Saturday night – but couldn’t resist getting into it ahead of time on Thursday night.
The press conference was all rather calm and civil, by their standards anyway – right until they faced off.
Then they came together.
McGregor stepped in quickly with his arms stiffly by his side with Dana White already coming between the pair, sensing something was going to kick off.
Diaz walked in, wide stance, left hand up, right hand all of one inch away from McGregor’s beard.
McGregor then stood square-on and landed a strong left hook on Diaz’s fist.
Diaz tried to circle around White, to little success, while someone held McGregor back.
Both seemed ready to go.