Conor McGregor does what he wants. That much is obvious.
After showing up 30 minutes late to the UFC 205 news conference at Madison Square Garden – which frustrated opponent Eddie Alvarez to the point where he threw a tantrum and stomped off the stage – McGregor then waltzed over to Alvarez’s side of the dais and grabbed his lightweight belt.
That obviously didn’t sit well with Alvarez when he returned to the stage. He grabbed his title back and a scrum ensued, with UFC president Dana White having to try to hold both fighters from getting at each other.
Things seemed to be dying down when Alvarez slid his chair behind White in McGregor’s direction and, well, just watch the video. (Chair incident occurs at 24:50 mark.)
(Warning: profanity used in video)
Even with his boss looking on three feet away from him, you know the Irish firebrand wasn’t going to show contrition for his tardiness.
“I operate on my time,” McGregor said. “I operate on my own time.”
McGregor is the gift that keeps on giving.