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UFC champ Demetrious Johnson supports fellow MMA fighter Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor (Conor McGregor/Facebook)

Conor McGregor (Conor McGregor/Facebook)

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson took to Twitter to show his support for his fellow MMA fighter Conor McGrego at “The Money Fight.” The latter is set to fight undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26, Saturday, in Nevada.

Minutes before the fight, Johnson tweeted a clip of himself mimicking the infamous move of McGregor with flailing hands. The move was from a training video of the Irish MMA fighter that went viral.

While Johnson has been the UFC flyweight champion since 2012, McGregor is the first UFC fighter to hold two weight divisions at the same time. On Dec. 12, 2015, McGregor won the featherweight championship title after defeating Jose Aldo at “UFC 194” via knockout at 0:13 in Round 1.

McGregor’s win over Aldo is the fastest UFC win. On Nov. 12, 2016, McGregor won the lightweight championship title after defeating Eddie Alvarez at “UFC 205” via technical knockout at 3:04 in Round 2.

Johnson currently holds a record of 26 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw. The only two fighters who defeated him are Brad Pickett and Dominic Cruz.

As an MMA fighter, McGregor holds a record of 21 wins, 3 losses and 0 draw. The only three fighters to defeat him are Artemij Sitenkov, Joseph Duffy and Nate Diaz.

“The Money Fight” marks McGregor’s debut as a professional boxer. On the other hand, Mayweather has fought 49 professional boxing bouts and won all of them.

Mayweather’s most recent boxing opponent before McGregor was Andre Berto. Mayweather defeated Berto via unanimous decision on Sept. 12, 2015.

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