Drake Supports MMA Fighter Conor McGregor With Irish Flag at UFC 229 Weigh-In
The big UFC bout between Conor McGregor and undefeated contender Khabib Nurmagomedov is all set to go down Saturday night (Oct. 6), live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. On Friday (Oct. 5), the fighters squared off in the pre-fight weight-in that featured a high-profile appearance from Drake.
An excited Aubrey showed up to the set in support of McGregor and was draped in an Irish flag, the home of country of McGregor. After the fighter stepped off the scale, Drizzy stepped up and greeted him with a dap. Drizzy is not only in town to support McGregor, he will also be a part of fight night festivities as he is set to perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
This isn't the first time, Drake has worked with The Notorious MMA. In 2017, he hosted a press stop in Toronto for the McGregor and Floyd Mayweahter fight. He didn't seem to pick sides then, calling the bout the "biggest fight in the history of fighting." We all know how that ended.
In music-related news, Drake recently teamed up with Lil Baby and Gunna on the track "Never Recover" from the Atlanta rappers' Drip Harder joint project. He is also set to have a guest spot on Quavo's upcoming solo album Quavo Huncho.
Check out pictures and footage from the UFC 229 weigh-in below.
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