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Condit: UFC 202 press conference fiasco 'wasn't a good look' for sport

"Honestly man, it wasn't a good look," Carlos Condit said of the chaotic UFC 202 pre-fight press conference Wednesday.

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By now, you're probably all too familiar with the chaos that erupted between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor at the UFC 202 press conference on Wednesday.

Diaz, who was egged on my older brother Nick Diaz, left the stage while McGregor was answering a question to join his entourage in the crowd. Shortly after a few Stockton middle fingers and some verbal attacks, water bottles and cans of Monster Energy were lobbed across the room, leaving Dana White with no choice but to end the conference early.

According to the UFC president, Diaz and McGregor may face legal trouble for their actions and welterweight veteran Carlos Condit thinks both men behaved childishly.

"Honestly man, it wasn't a good look," Condit said on SiriusXM Rush Fight Club, per Jed Meshew of MMA Fighting. "I thought it was childish. I think a fist fight would've been better than throwing a bunch of water bottles at each other. I think that would be a bit more classy in my opinion... I think that for years we've been trying to change public perception of the sport, and I don't think this incident did much to help that."

Condit, who is no stranger to Nick Diaz' menacing antics, beat the former Strikeforce welterweight champion in a controversial split decision at UFC 143. Despite Nick's best efforts, 'The Natural Born Killer' remained calm and collected and advises Conor McGregor to do the same against Nate at UFC 202.

"Both Nick and Nate definitely like to try and get in your head, try and get you to fight emotionally. When you see guys that kind of disconnect and don't play into that game, they do very well against them. But when you get guys like- for instance, when Donald Cerrone fought Nate he was all riled up. He was pissed. Nate had him going and he went out there and fought like shit. I think there's something to be said for that. Conor's a proud guy and he's not disconnecting like I said. I don't think that's a smart way to go into this fight against Nate."

Condit last fought at UFC 195, losing to then-champion Robbie Lawler in a razor-close split decision. The 32-year-old will look to spring back into the winners column against Demian Maia at UFC on FOX 21 on August 27.

UFC 202, which features Diaz vs. McGregor II in the main event, takes place Saturday, August 20, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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