Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz traded verbal blows in a feisty press conference ahead of their UFC 196 showdown.
It appears seasoned wind up merchant and mind game master McGregor managed to get under the skin of more people than just Diaz.
‘The Notorious’ talked a little bit of trash about Diaz and his neighbourhood, and that did not go down well with one man who made threats from behind his computer screen.
McGregor said at the press event:
I honestly like Nick’s little brother. How can you not like him? He’s like a little cholo from the hood. But at the same time, he coaches kid’s jiu jitsu on a Sunday morning and goes on bike rides with the elderly. He makes gang signs with the right hand and balloon animals with the left hand.
It drew this ridiculous response from one twat who should become the poster-boy for tighter gun control laws…
— Mike Dyce (@mikedyce) February 25, 2016
The user who posted the threat has since had his account removed from Twitter, and it is reported the FBI are also investigating.
If you missed any of yesterday’s press conference you can check it out below, and believe me it is worth every second.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.