With the most eagerly anticipated fight of the year now only a matter of hours away, tension could not be any higher between the two camps.
As if the fight needed anymore hype, the 202 press conference has beligerently provided the bout with an even farther reach as mainstream media could but only soak in the unfoldings at the MGM Grand Arena.
Since then, the throes of media have been picking the brains of the fighters involved this weekend for their two-cents on relevant matters with a host of the UFC roster taking to social media to give their comment and opinion on what was, to put it bluntly, the most outrageous presser we’ve ever seen.
Pussy bitches all of them. As soon as we showed up they ran https://t.co/qKNwfANrm0
— Peter Queally (@peterqueally) August 17, 2016
— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocicufc) August 17, 2016
That press conference was a mess. Remember when this used to be about martial arts…? #UFC202
— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) August 17, 2016
Keeping very much in theme with the current climate, the outspoken Conor McGregor wasted no time in engaging in verbal warfare once again following last nights open workout:
But now with the talking poised to come to end as the we hold our collective breath for the fighting to finally begin, the pre-fight procedures are currently under due process as the fighters weigh in today with Nate Diaz weighing in at 170.5 lbs.
In the co-main, both Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson and Glover Teixeira made their cuts as well as rival gym members and teammates to both McGregor and Diaz; Artem Lobov weighing in at 144.5 and his opponent Chris Avila at 146lbs.
All but two fighters have been weighed in at time of writing with McGregor expectantly still yet to arrive on the scene as coach John Kavanagh just revealed a slight ‘confusion’ over Twitter:
Wait….weigh ins are on early??? There in a few mins lads, hold on!
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) August 19, 2016