Conor McGregor is taking on Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 on Oct. 6, returning to the Octagon after his defeat to Floyd Mayweather in August 2017.
During the weigh-in on Friday (Oct. 5), a familiar face stood alongside the Notorious. None other than Drake showed his support to the Irish MMA fighter by draping himself in an Irish flag.
Drake got me dead look at him with McGregor —- pic.twitter.com/BqZvyMrBE7
— MAJÜUB (@ThaRealN1gga) October 6, 2018
The cameo and the nod to Ireland sent Twitter into a frenzy, with fans commenting on everything from the unlikely friendship to Drake’s newfound love of Ireland. See the most hilarious reactions below.
Drake on his 18th nationality
— Pito (@BetsyDeSauce) October 6, 2018
drake gonna release a new song rapping in an Irish accent smh.
— white dolemite — ?? (@MacAnndrais) October 6, 2018
— Big G —- (@RFCGW) October 6, 2018
Drake with Mcgregor ready to throw hands if fight breaks out — pic.twitter.com/ik7M6v2hlW
— UFC Related —- (@UFCrelated) October 6, 2018
Drake was ready to throw down if it kicked off
— Conor McGregor News (@ConormcGregor5) October 6, 2018
Drake in the back chillin pic.twitter.com/Cf2megewNE
— Lawrence (@LawrenceCurtis_) October 6, 2018
— The Bucket Up Podcast (@BucketUpPodcast) October 6, 2018
— Chad (@Chad7x) October 6, 2018