Conor McGregor Reacts To Tyson Fury And Deontay Wilder Face-Off Ban
Conor McGregor has told the Nevada State Athletic Commission to 'please relax' after their Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder face-off ban.
ESPN have reported the duo will be prevented from 'engaging in a face off after they weigh-in on Friday' ahead of Saturday's fight.
Fury and Wilder got physical during their press conference on Wednesday but the ban has still come as a shock.
UFC star McGregor took to Twitter and lamented the decision and urged the NAC to let Fury and Wilder 'get one last look at each other'.
Guys, please relax here.
Vegas commission, you are one of thee best commissions, bar none, for impeccably handling events of unpredictability.
Place men between the men. Security on stage. Let them get one last look at each other.
The last look before it's really fucking on. https://t.co/7SHYFh3MPE
- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 21, 2020
"Guys, please relax here," the 'Notorious' begun.
"Vegas commission, you are one of thee best commissions, bar none, for impeccably handling events of unpredictability.
"Place men between the men. Security on stage. Let them get one last look at each other.
"The last look before it's really fu**ing on."
McGregor has been involved in some of combat sports' biggest face-offs of all time so it comes as no shock he's against the decision.
Top Rank president Todd duBoef "In my 25 years in boxing I've never heard of an administrative body stepping in and prohibiting a face off.
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Wilder and Fury exchange pushes! :flushed:
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- Boxing on BT Sport (@BTSportBoxing) February 19, 2020
"It's the pinnacle moment before the fight. I am just shocked."
Fury himself commented on the ban and explained he isn't fazed by it.
"I think they are doing their job perfectly," Fury told CBS Sports on Thursday. "They know what they are doing and are very experienced so I have to respect and appreciate their decision."
NSAC executive director Bob Bennett explained to ESPN that the decision was made as it wasn't in 'the best interest in the health and safety' of the fighters.
"The press conference spoke for itself," Bennett explained.
"The actions of the two fighters pushing each other - which was not staged - is not indicative of the image of our sport as a major league sport, thus having a face off is not in the best interest in the health and safety of the fighters, the public and the event."
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