Here‚Äôs what you can expect in the next few weeks as we get closer to UFC 229: Reporters will ask fighters about their predictions for the Oct. 6 headliner between lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, and those fighters hopefully will oblige with an answer.
It is, after all, the ‚Äúbiggest fight in UFC history.‚ÄĚ
This happened Saturday at UFC Fight Night 136 in Moscow, where former strawweight champion Joanna¬†Jedrzejczyk was a guest fighter. Right off the bat, first question, she was asked for her prediction of Khabib vs. McGregor, and she gave a neutral response.
I‚Äôm 50/50. I‚Äôm a big fan of Conor, and I‚Äôm a big fan of Khabib. Two different styles,‚ÄĚ¬†Jedrzejczyk said. ‚ÄúAs you saw, I never predict a fight. I don‚Äôt like to predict the fights. People can do that. They can predict my fights, but I never do that. Anything and everything can happen in the fight. This is definitely the fight of, what, like the century? In MMA. So I cannot wait to watch two great warriors fighting each other. I‚Äôm 50/50.
Fast forward to the end of¬†Jedrzejczyk‚Äôs scrum, and a reporter circled back around to asking her for a prediction. When¬†Jedrzejczyk reiterated she was 50/50, the reporter then shifted to asking her about McGregor‚Äôs behavior.
And that‚Äôs when¬†Jedrzejczyk flipped the script and asked the reporter to step to the podium. What happened next will make you cringe.
Watch it unfold in the video above.
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