Even with an injury taking out a main eventer, Saturday's UFC 196 has no shortage of buzz around it, thanks to the new main event of featherweight champion Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz at welterweight.
The two had a memorable kickoff press conference to announce the fight, made when lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos had to bow out due to a broken foot, in which McGregor was accused of taking steroids and Diaz was accused of making gang signs with one hand and balloon animals in the other. Yes, that happened. The UFC Embedded series has also had its share of memorable moments, notably Nick Diaz's brother commenting on McGregor's movment coach Ido Portal.
Today's 4 PM EST press conference will feature McGregor, Diaz, women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm, and Miesha Tate. Sadly, our "Filthy" Tom Lawlor will not be in attendance as he continues to hatch out a secret plan to defeat Corey Anderson on the PPV main card Saturday.
Enjoy the show!