Well, at least when you know when a fighter comes to the weigh-ins, everything is pretty much guaranteed. No bruises, no broken hands or any more last minute replacements (sorry Frankie), Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz is officially on!
Nothing too crazy happened, mainly because Dana White and security was on high alert and kept a lot of distance between McGregor and Diaz. McGregor was also noticeably jovial with his “full belly” and it was great to see him not showing up like Van Gogh’s emaciated corpse.
Clearly, McGregor is enjoying his steaks. Nate Diaz? He’s still comin’ with the poultry. …Get it? On account of him flipping “birds” all the time?
Just spoke to Diaz. First he joke his hand was broken and wanted an extra 150k but then reiterated he's fine.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 5, 2016
First Conor weigh-in I can remember where he doesn't look like Skeletor fasting. #UFC196
— Tommy Toe Hold (@TommyToeHold) March 5, 2016
Top: Conor McGregor weighing 145lbs on Dec 11th for the Aldo fight.
Bottom: Conor McGregor weighing 168lbs today. pic.twitter.com/T2VSzs35tb
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) March 5, 2016
Dat flinch pic.twitter.com/D4DKXCnSxM
— caposa (@GrabakaHitman) March 5, 2016
Check out the full weigh-in results and the catch the stream if you missed it live below.
UFC 196 Pay-per-view 10 p.m. ET
Conor McGregor (168) vs. Nate Diaz (169)
Holly Holm (134.5) vs. Miesha Tate (135)
Ilir Latifi (205) vs. Gian Villante (205)
Corey Anderson (204) vs. Tom Lawlor (204.5)
Amanda Nunes (136) vs. Valentina Shevchenko (134)
FOX Sports 1 Prelims 8 p.m. ET
Siyar Bahadurzada (170) vs. Brandon Thatch (170)
Erick Silva (170) vs. Nordine Taleb (170)
Marcelo Guimaraes (185.5) vs. Vitor Miranda (185.5)
Darren Elkins (145.5) vs. Chas Skelly (145.5)
UFC Fight Pass Prelims 6:30 p.m. ET
Jim Miller (155.5) vs. Diego Sanchez (156)
Jason Saggo (155.5) vs. Justin Salas (156)
Julian Erosa (144.5) vs. Teruto Ishihara (146)