Despite speaking respectfully and with positivity about Russia and the Russian people in general, McGregor’s comments about Dagestan were less than complimentary.
Goading his Dagestani rival and UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, McGregor said: “Where’s my location? The Ritz Carlton. I’m in the Ritz Carlton if anyone wants my location, right in downtown Moscow. Where is he right now? I believe he’s out of the country. I fly in, he flies out. Typical of the Dagestani man.”
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And when he was later asked if he had ever visited Dagestan, McGregor snappily responded: “I wouldn’t go to Dagestan to take a s**t. And that is the truth.”
McGregor’s words angered one fan to the point of snapping and, as McGregor was addressing reporters backstage during the event, an angry fan arrived at the back of the room and hurled a bottle at McGregor, which the Irishman skilfully ducked away from.
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