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NEW YORK -- There isnt another star in the UFC quite like?Conor McGregor, and the promotions featherweight champion made sure everyone knew that at Thursdays UFC 205 news conference.Arriving 14 minutes late to the festivities inside the Theater at Madison Square Garden, McGregor stole the show just two days ahead of the UFCs inaugural card at The Worlds Most Famous Arena.I run New York City, he boldly proclaimed. Im a f---ing pimp.McGregor (20-3), who is looking to become the first UFC fighter to hold titles in two weight divisions simultaneously when he faces lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez (28-4) on Saturday, was his usual theatrical self in a wild, expletive-filled news conference.The Irish star briefly stole Alvarezs 155-pound belt and needed to be restrained by security after he picked up Alvarezs chair, raised it over his head and threatened to use it as a weapon during a chaotic sequence.McGregor was fined $150,000 for throwing water bottles at Nate Diaz?in August during the UFC 202 news conference, one he also was tardy to. He had fun with the moment Thursday, saying, I wonder how much a chair wouldve cost me?Alvarez, meanwhile, was visibly upset Thursday, and he walked off the dais five minutes in after delivering an angry statement.I dont even have an opponent, he said. Ill see you guys tomorrow. When he comes, you give me a call.After his arrival, McGregor said, Sorry Im late, I just dont give a f---. Asked moments later about where he was, he said, I operate on my time, I operate on my own time. And Im running early on my time.UFC president Dana White wasnt worried about the fighters actions and said McGregor wouldnt be fined.No, it doesnt piss me off, White said. This is fighting, man -- a wacky, crazy, crazy business. Im in such a good mood for this event. It is what it is.McGregor, dressed in a white mink coat, predicted a first-round knockout of Alvarez, saying, I predict I rearrange his face. Hes too easily hit. But the 145-pound champion wouldnt budge when asked to clarify rumors he will make a special announcement after Saturdays fight regarding his intention to take time off in 2017.Dont worry about it. Just buy that pay-per-view twice, McGregor said. Im only warming up, Im only warming up. Ill take all them damn belts you have.McGregor enters Saturdays bout on a short turnaround having gone five hard rounds with Diaz less than three months ago. He downplayed the lingering effects of a leg injury that left him limping after the Diaz fight.Im fresh, ready to go, McGregor said. I look forward to [Saturday]. Im going to shut this man up.Saturdays card marks the UFCs debut in New York City after a bill was passed in March that lifted a ban on professional mixed martial arts in the state that dated back to 1997. Renato Sanches Bayern Munich Jersey. Fellow centre Pavel Datsyuk remains out because of a concussion. Zetterberg has 11 goals and 19 assists for a team-high 30 points, and Datsyuk has a team-high 12 goals and 11 assists. David Alaba Bayern Munich Jersey. The team says the Spain international has a muscle pull in his right leg. Barcelona hosts third-division side Cartagena in the return leg of their round-of-32 tie after winning their first meeting 4-1. 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DENVER -- The Atlanta Braves have gone more than two years at Coors Field without walking off the field, exchanging high-fives and savoring a victory.Indeed, the Colorado Rockies, who beat the Braves 7-3 in the opener of a four-game series Thursday night, have won seven straight games against the Braves at Coors Field, dating back to June 11, 2014. The Rockies seven-game winning streak against the Braves at Coors Field is the longest in franchise history.Julio Teheran will try to put an end to all that winning and continue his mastery over the Rockies when he makes his second consecutive start against them Friday night.On Sunday, Teheran pitched seven scoreless innings against the Rockies at Turner Field but wasnt involved in the decision when the Braves scored in the ninth to win 1-0.Teheran, who is 3-8 with a 2.79 ERA in 19 starts, is 4-1 with a 2.79 ERA against the Rockies in six starts.Jon Gray, who matched Teheran with seven scoreless innings Sunday, will again oppose him. Gray is 5-4 with a 4.33 ERA in 16 starts. He has a team-leading 103 strikeouts and 32 walks in 95 2/3 innings. He leads the Rockies with 11 quality starts and has pitched at least seven innings a team-high seven times. This will be Grays eighth start this season at Coors Field, where he is 3-0 with a 4.71 ERA and has allowed nine walks and 37 hits in 42 innings with 47 strikeouts.The latter statistic is a crucial indicator at Coors Field to Gray, 24, who is in his first full season in the big leagues.I think thats really the way you have to live here, he said. I dont necessarily think its a sinker thing or a ground ball thing. I just think you have to miss bats and be unpredictable. Dont let guys eliminate (the possibility of seeing) pitches.Gray has gotten considerably more comfortable as the season has gonne on with his curveball, a pitch he started throwing in spring training.ddddddddddddven just show them the curveball first pitch for a strike -- they havent my slider yet and Ive already got a strike on them, Gray said. So Ive only got two more to go. Im looking for a quality pitch and with two strikes, its put-away time.In addition to a mid-90s fastball, a sharp-breaking slider and his curveball, Gray also throws a changeup.I feel like every pitch is there right now, he said. I feel like every pitch is a weapon.One of the Braves hitters Gray will oppose is Nick Markakis, who had a rather unusual streak end Thursday night. On his final at-bat in the ninth inning, Markakis struck out, swinging and missing strike three from Jason Motte.Markakis had gone 32 plate appearances without having swung and missed a pitch, a streak that began July 10 in the final game before the All-Star break and went seven full games and most of an eighth.Markakis hasnt reached 100 strikeouts in a season since 2008 and entered this season averaging one strikeout every 6.9 at-bats, which is good in todays game. This season, Markakis is hitting .260 in 94 games with 23 doubles, five homers and 47 RBI. He has 58 strikeouts and is averaging one strikeout every 6.2 at-bats.Hes got such a great eye at the plate, interim Braves manager Brian Snitker said. He doesnt expand the strike zone. Hes as disciplined a hitter as Ive seen. Its almost like if he takes a pitch, it probably was a ball.Hes got a really good eye, a good feel for the strike zone. 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