Despite Conor McGregor’s claims to the contrary, Thursday’s UFC 229 press conference in New York is still closed to the public.
On Tuesday, McGregor tweeted that the way to gain access to the highly-anticipated event was to purchase a bottle of his new Proper No. Twelve whiskey. The UFC had previously announced that the Khabib vs. Conor press conference was only open to credentialed media.
The Las Vegas-based promotion recently reiterated that statement following McGregor’s proclamation.
“The press conference is closed to public,” a UFC official told MMAjunkie.com. “It’s a media only event.”
The presser will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT on Thursday. McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov and UFC President Dana White are expected to be in attendance. Fans in the New York area can watch the event on the “Mega-Zilla” screen in Times Square. It will also be broadcast on ESPN and streamed on UFC.com and YouTube.
UFC 229 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Oct. 6 and is headlined by the lightweight title tilt between Nurmagomedov and McGregor.