Watch: Conor McGregor tries to kick Khabib at weigh-in
Things between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov got heated at Friday’s weigh-in ahead of Saturday’s fight between the men at UFC 229 in Las Vegas.
Both fighters made their 155-pound weight limit and then stood on the stage opposed from one another for a staredown. UFC boss Dana White could be seen telling McGregor not to touch Khabib. So guess what Conor did? He slammed his hands down onto Khabib. McGregor then delivered a kick towards Khabib that came up about two feet short.
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The two were then separated.
McGregor and Khabib do not like each other, with both independently saying they will not shake hands after their fight. And whether it was acting or genuine at the weigh-in, they ensured some extra hype for the highly-anticipated fight.