Video - Sparks fly at the Conor McGregor weigh-in

McGregor opens up in BT Sport interview
McGregor opens up in BT Sport interview

Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz had to kept apart as tempers flared at the weigh-in for their eagerly anticipated clash at UFC 196 in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

McGregor has bulked up for a fight that sees him moving up a weight division, but he looked ready to rumble as he went eye-to-eye with Diaz.

The weight-in drama is the final snapshot before the action gets underway for real at UFC 196.

Half of Ireland is likely to be looking at their TV through bleary eyes in the early hours of Sunday morning, as McGregor is back in action against Diaz in Las Vegas.

In this exclusive interview with BT Sport, McGregor opens up about what makes him tick, while also answering some of the key questions on his future ahead of his latest big night in Vegas.

"I see many things in everybody and through time, I will get through everybody," says McGregor.

"Nate Diaz was the right choice. I went and hunted him down like prey. Now that I have caught him, he is quiet like a mouse."

McGregor has been stepping up his war of words with Diaz in the build-up to the fight and he has clearly been enjoying his moment back in the American spotlight, as he confirmed with this latest Twitter message to his adoring fans around the world.

Get all the best reaction from McGregor v Diaz here on on Sunday morning.

BT Sport is your home of live sport and the only place to watch UFC 196: Conor McGregor v Nate Diaz & Holly Holm v Meisha Tate. Tune into BT Sport 2 live from 1.00am on Saturday 5th March.