Tonight Conor McGregor answers the naysayers once again as he takes on top 5 ranked featherweight, Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 in Las Vegas.
While there was almost a scuffle at the weigh-ins yesterday (never a good time for dehydrated and hungry fighters cutting weight) the Irish fans traveled in force and turned a huge room in the MGM Grand Hotel, into a World Cup Qualifier at The Aviva Stadium. As fighter and commentator Dan Hardy said, "it's like St Patricks Day exploded in here."
Unbelievable scenes in Vegas!!! https://t.co/MlrCGx36f3
— Cathal Pendred (@PendredMMA) September 27, 2014
Also, McGregor's coach John Kavanagh's t-shirt he'll be wearing cage side is all sorts of deadly. Absolutely love it.
My cornerman T for tomorrow night pic.twitter.com/uai2JzDF3T
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) September 26, 2014
Weigh-in video courtesy of SevereMMA
The main card of UFC 178 starts at 3am on BT Sports this evening/Sunday morning. 3e will have a repeat on Monday evening also.
Irish fans really are something special.