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McGregor jokes about chaotic UFC 202 press conference: 'I was scared for my life'

Conor McGregor jokingly claims to have been 'scared' for his life when team Diaz started throwing water bottles at the UFC 202 press conference.

Bedlam erupted at the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference yesterday when Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz began throwing bottles and cans at each other.

Things started to heat up when Diaz suddenly left the stage to meet with his entourage in the crowd. The Stockton product claims to have left early because 'The Notorious' notoriously turned up to the press conference late. From the video footage, it looks like older brother Nick egged Nate on in an effort to steal the show from McGregor.

Shortly after the incident, in which a little girl claimed to have been hit by a bottle thrown by McGregor, the UFC featherweight champion jokingly claimed that he was "scared for his life" and acted in self-defense.

"It was in self-defense. I was scared for my life," McGregor told Lance Pugmire of the LA Times yesterday (h/t

While McGregor and many others can see the funny side, The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) are reportedly investigating the matter to decide whether or not there should be any disciplinary action taken.

The welterweight rematch between Diaz and McGregor takes place at UFC 202. The pay-per-view, which is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, takes place Saturday, August 20, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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