Irishman and Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone both tip the scales at 170 poundsMcGregor says sorry for tardiness - 'it's hard work getting the kids ready'
It's no secret Conor McGregor has been putting on a charm offensive for UFC 246 fight week.
There's been no trash talking of Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, ahead of Saturday night's main event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The notoriously tardy Irishman has even been on time for media and promotional duties. Except for Friday night's ceremonial weigh-ins - except this time he had a real excuse, it seemed.
"I apologise I'm a little late," McGregor told Joe Rogan on stage at Park Theatre, after weighing in at 170 pounds. "It's hard work getting the kids ready and bringing them to the event. So thank you all for your patience."
McGregor is staying with his partner Dee Devlin and their two children, Conor Jnr, aged two, and one-year-old daughter Croia, in their Las Vegas home.
So perhaps a legitimate excuse this time, as opposed to several of his previous fights when he would purposefully arrive late for press conferences to annoy his opponents.
McGregor (professional record 21-4) may not have been on time, but he was on weight - exactly 170 for his welterweight clash with Cerrone.
"How good do I look at 170? Yes, I feel real good at this weight," he told Rogan. "I'm coming for all of them in this division, it begins with Donald.
"Thank you all for the support. you're in for a great show tomorrow night. I'm dedicating this show to my ma back home, I love you ma, we all love you."
Cerrone (36-13, 1 no contest) also tipped the scales at 170 pounds on the dot, but looked much leaner than the bulked-up McGregor.
The American may indeed have cut weight after all, and could have a significant size and weight advantage come fight night.
"This is incredible, we're gonna blow the roof off this f****** place, man," Cerrone said on stage at the weigh-ins. "I cannot wait. Everybody says I never show up, this is the fight to show up for."
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