McGregor, Alvarez share tense staredown at UFC 205 weigh-ins
Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez squared off for the final time at UFC 205′s ceremonial weigh-ins on Friday in Madison Square Garden. McGregor looks to capture Alvarez’s UFC lightweight title on Nov. 12 at UFC 205.
Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez managed to keep themselves under control as they faced off for the final time before UFC 205. On a night where Ronda Rousey made her first UFC appearance since announcing her return, the two men took to the scales for the ceremonial weigh-ins in front of a jam-packed Madison Square Garden.McGregor (154.5lbs), whose weigh-ins continue to be like nothing else in the sport, had the entire, largely Irish, crowd on their feet chanting ‘ole, ole, ole’ as he entered the stage draped in the tricolour.
Stepping on to the scales, the Dubliner flexed his muscles and roared to his fans, who responded in the same fashion.
Despite being the local fighter, defending lightweight champion Alvarez (154.6 lbs) was greeted with a chorus of boos as he made his way out into the arena.
The ‘Underground King’ put his finger to his lips in retaliation before making his way over to McGregor for the traditional staredown.
‘Let us go face-to-face,’ McGregor shouted repeatedly as UFC president Dana White did his best to avoid a repeat of Thursday’s press conference.
White eventually caved, allowing the two to exchange a few heated words before heading over to chat to colour commentator Joe Rogan.
‘It’s just another day for me, I do this every week, McGregor told Rogan when asked for his thoughts on Saturday’s UFC 205 main event.
‘Tomorrow (Saturday) night I’m ready to go in and do my thing for the fans who have been supporting me. ‘And that’s it, raise double gold, I do this every week. Ireland stand up we’re about to do it again!
Questioned over what it means to defend his belt in the most historic event in UFC history, Philadelphia’s Alvarez said: ‘I’m here to represent the beast coast, east coast.
‘I’m gonna silence every one of you god damn m************.’