MMA Khabib and McGregor make weight, bout at UFC 229 officially on! For the first time in two years, McGregor made weight for an MMA fight by Daniel Yanofsky October 5, 2018 The day before a major combat sports event is never that easy for a fighter. Weigh-ins take place and there is always some sort of drama. Many fighters struggle with their goal while others just don’t even show up. Luckily for us, the MMA Gods were kind to us coming into UFC 229. Both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor both made weight for their bout on Saturday, October 6. Khabib (26-0), weighed in at 155 pounds, while McGregor, who hasn’t fought inside an MMA cage in two years, showed up at 154.5. In fact, everyone on the card successfully made weight, a rarity nowadays. The first one to arrive, Khabib was adamant about sticking to a routine before the fight. He has had issues making weight before; once in 2013 and another as he was supposed to main event UFC 209. Since then, he has been determined to stay on track. As is the norm with the Irishman, McGregor (21-3) came to the scale a little later than intended. Looking leaner than ever, McGregor’s lightweight workout and transition out of the featherweight division may have been the best move for him. How his in-ring work looks compared to his actually physique will be something to look into. Additionally, former champion Tony Ferguson made championship weight (155 lb), just in case something happened to the two main event fighters. He is currently scheduled to face Anthony Pettis. Post Views: 1,178 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Daniel Yanofsky Baseball Editor, Misc. Sports Editor. Covers all things combat sports (MMA, Pro Wrestling and Boxing). When he's not writing, Daniel hosts a podcast, The Main Event. Latest posts by Daniel Yanofsky (see all) Mets hire Luis Rojas to replace Carlos Beltran as manager - January 23, 2020 An Outsider’s 2020 Hall of Fame Ballot - January 21, 2020 A Wild Yo Sighting: Yoenis Cespedes participates in running, fielding and hitting drills - January 21, 2020 Following Conor McGregor’s win at UFC 246, is “The King” truly back? - January 20, 2020 Related TopicsConor McGregorkhabib NurmagomedovmmaTony FergusonufcUFC 229 Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Newsletter Subscription Can't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 Passion For Sports Led Kelly Burke To Career As Broadcaster by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on November 16, 2020 Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 CBI to Utilize Experimental Men’s Basketball Rules Including Use of Quarters by Media Release | posted on March 9, 2017 More in MMA The Mockery of A Sport: Paul vs. Askren Jake Paul and Ben Askren are set to fight tonight, and as a fan... The Leverage Game: What’s Going on Between Jon Jones and UFC? After Francis Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic, fight fans everywhere were already excited about... Athletes and their “Charitable” Contributions The other day I was watching TV when I saw a commercial for Conor... Should the Holloway vs. Katter fight have been Stopped in the 4th Round? Dana White thought so… In my honest opinion, when it comes to sports there is nothing like watching... Will The Real UFC Lightweight Champion Please Stand Up Khabib v. McGregor – Will the fight be as good as the hype surrounding it?