The rivals headline UFC 246 in Las Vegas on Saturday evening, with McGregor aiming to bounce again from one other prolonged absence along with his first win within the octagon since 2016.
With questions swirling about McGregor’s presumably diminishing recognition, the Irishman and Cerrone attracted an enormous crowd on the ceremonial weigh-ins on the Park Theatre on the MGM on Friday afternoon.
Conor McGregor and Cowboy face off for the final time before the large battle!
Oooohhhh child 😍
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) January 17, 2020
Around 5,000 followers packed into the weigh-ins, nicely over half of them supporters of McGregor.
Chants of ‘Ole, Ole, Ole’ rang out simply before Cerrone and McGregor made their entrance.
Both males weighed in at 170lbs earlier within the day and it was anticipated to be one other cordial face-off.
However, McGregor determined to make use of the chance to rise up near Cerrone, and stripped proper right down to his underwear after strutting up and down the stage.
The 31-year-old crouched down, holding his fists as much as Cerrone’s face before getting nostril to nostril along with his opponent in an intense final stare-down.
Cerrone, although, appeared unfazed, solely smiling at McGregor before shaking his hand.
McGregor is the favorite towards Cerrone and has insisted the battle would be the starting of his 2020 season.
The former featherweight and light-weight champion intends to battle thrice this yr and has his sights set on a clash with Jorge Masvidal and a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
UFC 246 Odds
Conor McGregor 3/10
Donald Cerrone 5/2
Conor McGregor by KO half of