Words like ‘unmissable’ and phrases like ‘must-see’ no longer do justice to today’s UFC 202 press conference featuring both Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz.
They may have been suitable descriptors 24 hours ago, but now they seem like embarrassing understatements.
The news that Jon Jones has been pulled from the UFC 200 main event after being flagged for a potential anti-doping violation by USADA has added an extra element of intrigue to the already highly-anticipated media junket.
After all, McGregor and Diaz were the ones originally scheduled to headline Saturday’s show, but the Irishman was infamously withdrawn from the slot after a spat with UFC brass regarding the rigorous nature of a planned promotional tour.
The collapse of the Cormier vs Jones rematch then, gives ‘The Notorious’ one plenty of reason to gloat. And gloat he will. When you combine this with the usual crackling interplay between the combatants, swathes of soundbites are a guarantee.
*Update* Check out the entire press conference here.