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Conor McGregor Dodges Bottles, Trains to Russian Anthem in Moscow

Stanislav Krasilnikov / TASS

Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor continue to make headlines during his visit to Moscow this week after an unknown Russian fan — or hater — threw a water bottle at his head.

During a press conference Thursday, McGregor made a series of controversial remarks about Dagestani fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, accusing him of running and hiding from a rematch and questioning whether or not he really represents Russia.

Video posted to social media Friday shows a man confronting McGregor over the comments during the fighter’s open training session at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

“My brother, is he a coward?” the man asks. A bottle can be seen flying at his head shortly after, missing by a foot or so.

“What did he do to you?” the man asks as security pulls him away.

“Shut up, you fool,” McGregor responds.

Unfazed by the bottle backlash, McGregor then calls for the Russian national anthem to be played as he practices his sparring skills.

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