Jeremy Stephens went to see Conor McGregor after UFC 205 press conference

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It was a memorable evening at Madison Square Garden as the press conference for UFC 205 took place with Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez headlining and taking centre stage.

However, it wasn't an altercation between the two opponents that produced the most memorable moment, it was, in fact, the interaction McGregor had with another fighter who will be on the card in November.

Jeremy Stephens, who is scheduled to fight former Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 205, was quick to answer a reporter's question before being shut down by The Notorious One.


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McGregor was asked who would provide the sternest test for him out of all the fighters on the panel, and before the Irishman could reply, Stephens interrupted and threw his name in the hat.

“Right here! The hardest-hitting 145-pounder. The real hardest-hitting 145er, right here!” Stephens said.

"This guy TKO’s people. When I knock people out they don’t f*****g move.”

After listening to what the fighter had to say, McGregor turned around and asked 'who the f*** is that guy?', much to the amusement of those in the audience, and also the fighters he was sharing the stage with.

However, it wasn't McGregor who had the last word.

According to Stephens, after the cameras stopped rolling at the press conference, he went backstage to try and confront McGregor and have it out with the Featherweight Champion.

In a video, posted by UFC on FOX's Facebook page, Stephens revealed all about what happened backstage after the press conference and claimed McGregor didn't want any of it and locked himself away in a locker room.

You can see the video below.

He said: "I'm not sure what that fire crotch said, I couldn't really hear at the presser. It didn't really matter.

"I went backstage and that little leprechaun wanted no part of it. He locked himself in a room.

"He talks a big fictional character up but he didn't want to back it up, he was locked in a little room. Hopefully, he'll step up to the plate and fight a real savage like me. You know I'll mop the floor with that little ginger crackhead any day."

This might not be a case of watch this space, but it would probably be wise for Stephens to turn his attentions to his opponent at UFC 205 and let Alvarez worry about McGregor.

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