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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.
Here we go!!!!!!!! TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/a7tQg7H4jd
- Dana White (@danawhite) January 18, 2020
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.
He's refrained from his normal trash-talking schtick in press conferences and interviews as he has an appreciation for the 36-year old.
"It's a fan-friendly bout. It's a fight that excites me," he told ESPN's Ariel Helwani ahead of the fight.
"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.
HOLY FUCKIN SHIT!!!!!!!!!! Sorry... yes I had to share this early. If this doesn't fire u up NOTHING will pic.twitter.com/JHms65a6kd
- Dana White (@danawhite) January 16, 2020
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.
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