Fans were not allowed to attend the UFC 229 press conference this past Thursday and McGregor wasn’t very happy about it.
“If I was an owner and I was part of the promotion I would have had (expletive) fans in this arena. Where’s the (expletive) fans at? That’s who we fight for. That’s who pays the bills, that’s who deserves this show,” McGregor said at the press conference.
While fans were not allowed in the building, a live feed was streamed live in Times Square for all to watch.
Even during the press conference, a raving McGregor was ranting about the fans not being in attendance.
“Putting me all over the world, and I’m just sitting here in this (expletive) thing,” he said. “I’m on probation up to me eyeballs and ongoing and incoming civil cases, and we come here to do this (expletive)? Bring the fans here. Here we are. You’s wanted a war – here we (expletive) are. Let’s get a war going. (Expletive) all this other stupid (expletive).”
UFC 229 takes place on Saturday, October 6 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.