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Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz nearly brawl at UFC 196 presser (VIDEO)

UFC 196 can’t come soon enough.

The big event is scheduled to take place on Saturday night, and that’s a good thing, because otherwise, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz may kill each other before their epic matchup even begins in the Octagon.

It’s been a pretty eventful last few weeks thus far since Rafael dos Anjos backed out, with Diaz ripping McGregor on Twitter, and a crazy presser with plenty of banter last week.

The most recent presser featured even more excitement, when McGregor and Diaz nearly came to blows during the face-off. Diaz put his hand right in McGregor’s face, and the Irishman responded by slapping him. And then things got a bit heated, quickly.

You shouldn’t have poked the bear, Mr. Diaz. Good luck on Saturday.

Matt Birch

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