Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez share one last heated face off ahead of UFC 205
NEW YORK — 24 hours ahead of their fight at UFC 205, lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and featherweight champion Conor McGregor faced off one final time at the ceremonial weigh-ins inside Madison Square Garden.
Both Alvarez and McGregor made weight with no problems earlier in the day, but they didn't get the opportunity to face off until Friday evening.
McGregor walked out first as the crowd in the arena came completely unglued with Irish fans chanting and screaming for the featherweight champion.
Alvarez followed to a loud chorus of boos from the pro-McGregor crowd before he stepped off the scale and charged towards his opponent.
UFC president Dana White quickly got in between them but both McGregor and Alvarez agreed to a face off with no physical contact as they came nose to nose for a moment.
After breaking away, McGregor addressed the loud crowd that poured into the arena to greet the Irishman ahead of his first fight in New York City.
“This is just another day for me. I do this every week,” McGregor said. “Tomorrow night, I'm ready to go in, do my thing for my fans, everyone supporting me and that's it. Raise double gold, another day, I do this every week.
“Ireland stand up — we're about to do it again!”
With Irish flags waiving, McGregor soaked in the atmosphere before leaving the stage as Alvarez got the opportunity to speak. The crowd wasn't nearly as friendly to him despite Alvarez traveling to New York from close by Philadelphia.
None of that matter to the Irish fans, who erupted in boos for Alvarez, which caused him to fire back before leaving the weigh-ins.
“I'm here to represent the Beast Coast-east coast,” Alvarez said. “I'm going to silence every one of you (expletive) (expletive).”
All the talking is done and now McGregor and Alvarez are just a day away from meeting in the Octagon with the UFC lightweight title on the line.
— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) November 11, 2016