Wednesday January 29, 2020

McGregor and UFC stutter into impasse

Not thinking before speaking is putting McGregor and his UFC paymasters in a corner

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
22nd April, 2016
Stick to the script: McGregor vs Diaz press conference Pic: Getty

Thursday night in Dublin saw a muscled bearded local boy with quite the gob on him come out to a hero's welcome despite his preference to play the bad guy. At least with Sheamus it was scripted that way. Criticising fans at the WWE event in 3Arena for failing to elect a government, particularly harsh considering half of those present were below voting age, he was able to shape the reaction to suit his goal.

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