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Conor McGregor had many supporters in the building for his big night, one of them being a certain rap superstar. Drake was draped in an Irish flag on stage for the weigh-ins Friday night in Las Vegas. The footage took social media by a storm, but many may not have known that the two have had a good relationship that started two years ago. McGregor faced off with his opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“I’m a big fan of Drake. I had a meeting with Jimmy Iovine of Apple and he invited me to the show. I’d spoke to Drake before the first Diaz fight – he reached out and messaged me – and we’ve been in contact since then,” Conor said back in 2016.
“I went and met him backstage and he was a cool guy. Another man at the top of his game, it was a great night. I don’t know [if he’ll come to UFC 205], I haven’t spoken to him in a while…maybe, I’m not sure. I know it’s $50,000 for a ringside ticket so you’ve got to be accomplished to be at these events these days.” Watch the clip below.