'There is way deeper s**t than just a fight' - Conor McGregor arrives late to final press conference ahead of Khabib clash
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'There is way deeper s**t than just a fight' - Conor McGregor arrives late to final press conference ahead of Khabib clash

CONOR McGregor offered no apology when he arrived over twenty minutes late to last night's UFC 229 press conference in Las Vegas.

By the time he arrived at the venue, his opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov had vacated the stage after answering a series of questions from journalists.

He seemed agitated by the Irishman's tardiness, but assured reporters: "I don't think about him. If somebody's late this is not my problem."

He also admitted he is still angry about McGregor's attack on his team bus in Brooklyn earlier this year, but that he will wait until he gets into the Octagon on Saturday night to "maul this guy".

McGregor arrived to rapturous jeers and chants of Ole Ole Ole from Irish fans.

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"The Irish are back in town I f***ing love it. The traffic is heavy out there you know yourself," he exclaimed as he took his seat.

Looking more relaxed than the previous press conference in New York, McGregor was wearing a wool cap, vest and sweats as he told the crowd that Nurmagomedov was a "little b**ch" for sitting around waiting and called him "a backwards little c**t".

The Crumlin-born fighter warned: "He should have stayed put. He doesn't want to be around me and these people. He is petrified.

"I don't care about his mentality, I do not care. I am coming to put a hole in this man's skull.

"When I sign up, you're going to get a fight. I come out fast and aggressive."

He added: "My heart is black towards him, towards his team and towards his people.

“I can truly see inside that man's head and style. I don't give a f*** about him and his people.

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“There is way deeper s*** than just a fight on Saturday night so it is what it is."

Live coverage of the fight kicks off on BT Sport in the UK tomorrow night.

It will be a middle-of-the-night fight for UFC fans, unfortunately.

The fight card will be taking place from around midnight UK time, with the headline lightweight bout of McGregor vs Nurmagomedov due at around 3am BST on Sunday.