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Video: Conor McGregor tussles with Chad Mendes' team mate backstage

10 July 2015; Conor McGregor weighs in ahead of his UFC 189 Interim Featherweight Title fight against Chad Mendes. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Esther Lin / SPORTSFILE
10 July 2015; Conor McGregor weighs in ahead of his UFC 189 Interim Featherweight Title fight against Chad Mendes. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Esther Lin / SPORTSFILE
10 July 2015; Chad Mendes weighs in ahead of his UFC 189 Interim Featherweight Title fight against Conor McGregor. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Esther Lin / SPORTSFILE
10 July 2015; Chad Mendes and Conor McGregor are seperated by UFC President Dana White following weighs in ahead of their UFC 189 Interim Featherweight Title fight. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Esther Lin / SPORTSFILE
10 July 2015; Chad Mendes and Conor McGregor are seperated by UFC President Dana White following weighs in ahead of their UFC 189 Interim Featherweight Title fight. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Esther Lin / SPORTSFILE
10 July 2015; Chad Mendes and Conor McGregor are seperated by UFC President Dana White following weighs in ahead of their UFC 189 Interim Featherweight Title fight. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Esther Lin / SPORTSFILE Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
10 July 2015; Irish UFC fans during the weighs in ahead of the UFC 189 Interim Featherweight Title fight between Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Esther Lin / SPORTSFILE
10 July 2015; Irish UFC fans during the weighs in ahead of the UFC 189 Interim Featherweight Title fight between Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Esther Lin / SPORTSFILE
10 July 2015; Irish UFC fans during the weighs in ahead of the UFC 189 Interim Featherweight Title fight between Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Esther Lin / SPORTSFILE
10 July 2015; Conor McGregor ahead of his UFC 189 Interim Featherweight Title fight against Chad Mendes. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Esther Lin / SPORTSFILE
10 July 2015; Cathal Pendred and John Howard face off ahead of their UFC 189 Welterweight fight. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Esther Lin / SPORTSFILE
10 July 2015; Conor McGregor ahead of his UFC 189 Interim Featherweight Title fight against Chad Mendes. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Esther Lin / SPORTSFILE
10 July 2015; Cathal Pendred weighs in ahead of his UFC 189 Welterweight fight against John Howard. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Esther Lin / SPORTSFILE
10 July 2015; Cathal Pendred and John Howard face off ahead of their UFC 189 Welterweight fight. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Esther Lin / SPORTSFILE
10 July 2015; Irish UFC fans during the weighs in ahead of the UFC 189 Interim Featherweight Title fight between Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Esther Lin / SPORTSFILE
10 July 2015; Conor McGregor weighs in ahead of his UFC 189 Interim Featherweight Title fight against Chad Mendes. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Esther Lin / SPORTSFILE
10 July 2015; Irish UFC fans during the weighs in ahead of the UFC 189 Interim Featherweight Title fight between Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Esther Lin / SPORTSFILE
10 July 2015; Irish UFC fans during the weighs in ahead of the UFC 189 Interim Featherweight Title fight between Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Esther Lin / SPORTSFILE
10 July 2015; Neil Seery weighs in ahead of his UFC 189 Flyweight fight against Louis Smolka. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Esther Lin / SPORTSFILE
10 July 2015; Neil Seery weighs in ahead of his UFC 189 Flyweight fight against Louis Smolka. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Esther Lin / SPORTSFILE
10 July 2015; Neil Seery and Louis Smolka face off ahead of theirUFC 189 Flyweight fight. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Esther Lin / SPORTSFILE
10 July 2015; Conor McGregor ahead of his UFC 189 Interim Featherweight Title fight against Chad Mendes. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Esther Lin / SPORTSFILE

The heat was turned up on the biggest fight in UFC history at an explosive weigh-in at Las Vegas.

Before the festivities even began, Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber, a team mate of Chad Mendes, got up close and personal backstage at the MGM Grand.

Afterwards, Faber took to Instagram to post a picture of McGregor with the message: "I've seen crack heads roaming the streets that look healthier than McGregor right now."

When McGregor eventually got on the stage, he brought the house down and tipped the scales at 145lbs.

"Chad is an overblown midget. Tomorrow I'm going to come and raise gold for Ireland, for my country," he said.

Expect fireworks when the interim UFC featherweight title is decided later tonight.

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