We're just hours now from what will be an emotionally-driven main event between Featherweight champion Conor McGregor and former Lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz as part of the UFC 196 pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza that takes place tonight (Sat., March 5, 2016) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tension between the two reached a boiling point during the pre-fight press conference in "Sin City" and then went near nuclear at the weigh in event. In fact, there were armed police officers on the dais to prevent any cheap shots -- or Stockton slaps -- from being thrown during the final scale-tipping event.
Both "Notorious" and his opponent Diaz haven't kept quiet since they were matched up with each other, following the foot injury to 155-pound champion Rafael dos Anjos just about a couple of weeks before their previously scheduled superfight was set to take place.
With anticipation mounting, we at MMAmania.com decided to take a look back at the tape and bring you some of the pair's best soundbytes over the last two weeks. Check it out!
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