There was plenty of drama at the UFC 202 weigh-ins in the MGM Grand’s Marquee Ballroom on Friday, as Conor McGregor and bitter rival Nate Diaz prepared to weigh in for Saturday’s clash.
A squad of policemen were on standby as the two rivals lined up against each other in front of the raucous crowd.
Although fisticuffs never broke out between the two welterweights, UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffen and UFC president Dana White were required to separate the pair.
After the two calmed down, McGregor took the opportunity to deliver one last message to Diaz and his entourage.
“He should have killed me when he had the chance,” McGregor shouted at Diaz.
“Now, I’m back and I’m going to kill you and your whole [expletive] team. You and them [expletive] kids.”
Shortly after the Irishman left the stage, Diaz too had some choice words to say.
“I train always, hard to kill,” he said. “He’s already dead from the last time. This is a new guy. So this is kill or be killed again. USA [expletive].”
The latest incident occurred just a day after a melee broke out between the McGregor and Diaz teams during the pre-UFC 202 press conference.
Diaz and McGregor will settle their difference in the main event at UFC 202 on Saturday, in what will be their second meeting. In their previous fight, Diaz claimed a second round submission victory to snap McGregor’s 15-fight win streak.
Complete weigh-in results:
Nate Diaz (170.5) vs. Conor McGregor (168)
Anthony Johnson (205.5) vs. Glover Teixeira (205.5)
Rick Story (171) vs. Donald Cerrone (170)
Hyun Gyu Lim (171) vs. Mike Perry (169)
Tim Means (171) vs. Sabah Homasi (170.5)
Cody Garbrandt (136) vs. Takeya Mizugaki (136)
Raquel Pennington (135.5) vs. Elizabeth Phillips (134)
Artem Lobov (144.5) vs. Chris Avila (146)
Randa Markos (116) vs. Cortney Casey (116)
Neil Magny (171) vs. Lorenz Larkin (170.75)
Colby Covington (171) vs. Max Griffin (170.5)
Alberto Uda (185.5) vs. Marvin Vettori (185.5)