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UFC 229 Video: Conor McGregor blasts Khabib’s manager as ‘terrorist snitch’ during staredown

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Things got really personal during the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor press conference in New York City.

The UFC 229 press conference in New York City was predictably late and predictably wild, as current UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former two-division champ Conor McGregor met face-to-face for the first time since the fight was announced in August.

McGregor went hard after Khabib, particularly his ties to Russian oligarch Ziyavudin Magomedov and Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov. Obviously he’s been reading the work of our own Karim Zidan.

Well if you thought that McGregor’s research into Khabib’s background was incredible, the staredown between McGregor and Khabib turned into a rant towards Nurmagomedov’s controversial manager, Ali Abdelaziz, who presumably said something to him that set him off.

“Shut your mouth, Ali Abdelaziz,” McGregor said. “You terrorist snitch! I know a lot about you as well, you mad man. I know a lot about you as well! You keep your mouth shut kid! How’s Noah? How’s Noah? Yeah, shut your mouth! Never speak about me, ever in your life! Watch yourself around me, ‘cuz you’ll be out of here quick.”

“Don’t come at the king!” McGregor added after taking a photo with his two UFC belts.

Unlike for Magomedov and Kadyrov, McGregor never expanded on who “Noah” is or his apparent relation to Abdelaziz. This is what it looks like he’s referring to.

UFC 229 is set for October 6th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Judging by viewing numbers on the live stream, this really looks like it will be the biggest event in UFC history.