Khabib and Poirier face off ahead of UFC 242 showdown
Lightweight world champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champion Dustin Poirier weigh in and face off a day before their headlining UFC 242 bout in Abu Dhabi
COMPLETE SHOTLIST AND SCRIPT TO FOLLOW VIDEO SHOWS: UFC LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV AND DUSTIN POIRIER WEIGH IN THEN FACE OFF AHEAD OF THEIR UFC 242 BOUT / SOUNDBITES FROM NURMAGOMEDOV AND POIRIER SHOWS: ABU DHABI, UAE (SEPTEMBER 6) (UFC - NO RESALES) 1.
INTERIM CHAMPION DUSTIN POIRIER WALKING OUT FOR HIS WEIGH IN 2.
POIRIER WEIGH IN AND HIM WALKING TO SHAKE UFC PRESIDENT, DANA WHITE'S (BALD HEAD), HAND 3.
UFC LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV WALKING OUT FOR HIS WEIGH IN 4.
VARIOUS OF KHABIB'S WEIGH IN THEN WALKING TO FACE OFF POIRIER 5.
KHABIB AND POIRIER FACE OFF 6.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) DUSTIN POIRIER, SAYING: "Man it's been a crazy ride but tomorrow we get to the pinnacle Abu Dhabi this week has been amazing, this city's beautiful, the people here are beautiful thank you all.
Tomorrow night I unify these belts, leave as the undisputed world champion." 7.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) UFC LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV, SAYING: "First of all I want to say thank you Abu Dhabi and all my fans around the world who come here, thank you so much guys.
Tomorrow night Inshallah (God willing) I'm ready to go, you know my weight is good, my shape is good I train so hard last 100 days for this fight Inshallah (God willing) tomorrow night I'm gonna defend my title and improving make history, thank you so much guys." 9.
KHABIB WALKING OFF STORY: Undefeated lightweight world champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champion Dustin Poirier faced off after respective weigh-ins on Friday (September 6) ahead of their title unification bout in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Saturday (September 7).
The pair headline UFC 242 in Khabib's first fight since a nine-month suspension and $500,000 fine for attacking Conor McGregor's cornerman Dillon Danis at UFC 229, which caused a brawl afterwards.
(Production: Stefan Haskins)