Conor McGregor fans clash with Russians in violent scenes at arena
Conor McGregor fans have clashed with other supporters at the UFC 229 pre-fight weigh-ins on Friday.
McGregor will make his long awaited return to the Octagon on Saturday when he fights the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC Lightweight title in Las Vegas.
Both fighters made the required 155 pound weight limit at the pre-fight weigh in where McGregor attempted to kick Nurmagomedov on stage when the two squared off against each other.
Tensions were high between the two fighters and that atmosphere seemingly spilled into the seated area with a man wearing a Conor McGregor Reebok designed t-shirt fighting another man who launched a chair at him.
Footage of the fight was captured by the Rough 'N' Rowdy Twitter account and later shared by Barstool Sports.
McGregor was accompanied to the stage by platinum selling rapper Drake during the weigh-in, who was draped in an Irish flag, and the Dubliner had a simple message for the fans in attendance at the at the T-Mobile Arena.
“It’s good to be back,” he said. “UFC fans it’s good to be back. The king is home.”