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: 934 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NurmagomedovmmaTony FergusonufcUFC 229 Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Can't Miss Posts! 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Predictions: Play-In Round by Will Wiegelman | posted on June 22, 2020 Pascack Hills Grad Brianna Musco Finds Calling in Music by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on July 23, 2020 Talent Has No Gender: Crystal Bradford Gears Up for Major “Hoopquality” Event (Video) by Candace Cordelia | posted on July 21, 2020 Ranking all 32 Projected Starting QBs ahead of the 2020 NFL Season by Peter Snyder | posted on April 30, 2020 Montclair State junior Jack Barteck shares his passion for sports journalism by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on August 9, 2020 Podcasts More in MMA You Know I’m Right, Episode 21: Nathan’s Hot Dog-Eating Contest, Cam Newton And Barry Bonds (Audio) On the 21st episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese discuss: 2020 Nathan’s... You Know I’m Right, Episode 11: The Life Of A Minor League Baseball Player (Audio) On the 11th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese... Women In Sports Interview Series: Marissa Rives, Program Director of SiriusXM’s Fight Nation Marissa Rives has shattered the glass ceiling of sports radio to lead Fight Nation... Following Conor McGregor’s win at UFC 246, is “The King” truly back? Some may not admit it, but there were doubts leading up to Conor McGregor’s... Will The Real UFC Lightweight Champion Please Stand Up Khabib v. McGregor – Will the fight be as good as the hype surrounding it?