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'We're walking into a war zone' - Watch the build-up to yesterday's UFC press conference in Embedded

Last night’s UFC 202 press conference ended in dramatic circumstances.

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THE FOURTH EPISODE of ‘Embedded’, the UFC’s online mini-series has landed.

All eyes were meant to be on the pre-fight press conference, except there was one problem – Conor McGregor was not yet there.

The promotional video starts with Nate Diaz fulfilling his contractual obligations earlier in the day; interviews with the media along with photo shoots, ahead of Saturday’s showdown.

Not McGregor though. He was in the octagon honing in on his opponent’s perceived weaknesses in order to avenge March’s loss.

Diaz didn’t take too kindly to the antics of the 28-year-old Dubliner, with last night’s psychological battle of the pre-fight press conference almost taking a physical turn, when McGregor finally decided to arrive.

The delay filled Diaz with indignation, but whether it ended up in chaos or farce, you decide.

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