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Newly Released 'Close-Up' Footage Of Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone Face-Off Is Fascinating

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Newly Released 'Close-Up' Footage Of Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone Face-Off Is Fascinating

Dana White has shared new footage of the face-to-face between Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone at the official UFC 246 weigh-in last night.

After both made weight ahead of the main event welterweight bout at the T-Mobile Arena, fans were treated to the usual face-off and while there's been a mutual respect between the two in the build-up - there was still plenty of intensity in the final showdown before they meet inside the Octagon.

They had locked eyes beforehand at the press conference a couple of days prior but there is always a different energy when it comes to the last encounter.

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UFC president White uploaded a close-up view of the pair squaring up, with McGregor having his fists clenched and 'Cowboy' not even blinking, never mind flinching, for the entirety of the face-off.

Unlike with arch-rival Khabib Nurmagomedov last time out, McGregor had no problem offering his hand out to his opponent on this occasion and the two posed for the fans in attendance.

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He's refrained from his normal trash-talking schtick in press conferences and interviews as he has an appreciation for the 36-year old.

Images: PA
Images: PA

"It's a fan-friendly bout. It's a fight that excites me," he told ESPN's Ariel Helwani ahead of the fight.

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"And it's a fight that I said I'd partake. And I appreciate it. I appreciate Donald. He's fought a lot of times. He's also a family man, with his grandmother and these things. I appreciate that. And I respect that.

"I also respect the method he went about [getting the fight], with the Proper whiskey and you know. So much work goes into these things, and to have a bit of respect, I appreciate that. And I look forward to having a good bout.

"It's going to be a good night. I'm going to shine here on Jan. 18. I'm going to create magic inside the Octagon, like I have done many times before. But this is gonna be something special."

White, who is no doubt thrilled to have McGregor back again after a lengthy hiatus, also leaked the UFC 246 opening video promo and further underlined that this bout is must-see.

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With Bon Jovi's 'Wanted Dead Or Alive' echoing in the background, it's the perfect way to get hyped for the big old slugfest we have in store tonight.

Topics: Donald Cerrone, Conor Mcgregor, UFC News, MMA News, UFC 246, UFC, MMA

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