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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo made weight Friday for their featherweight title showdown at UFC 194 amid several thousand screaming, singing fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Most of the fans vocally backed McGregor. The charismatic Irish interim champion has become one of the biggest stars in mixed martial arts.
Both fighters weighed in at the 145-pound featherweight limit before a brief, violent faceoff.
Aldo and McGregor both went into fighting stances before they were separated by UFC President Dana White. McGregor then appeared to fake a kick at Aldo, ending the faceoff.
The featherweights have repeatedly clashed while promoting this delayed bout over the past several months.
Middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold both weighed in at 185 pounds for their title fight on Saturday night.
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