Conor McGregor's Irish Fans Shut Down Part of Las Vegas Blvd. Ahead of UFC 194

Steven RondinaFeatured ColumnistDecember 12, 2015

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 11:  Conor McGregor of Ireland steps on the scale during the UFC 194 Weigh-in event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 11, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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What do you get when you combine Jose Aldo, Conor McGregor and Las Vegas? Irish MMA fans conquering the Strip, that's what.

Friday's UFC 194 weigh-ins were packed full of Irish fans coming out to support McGregor, and when the ceremony was through, they flooded Las Vegas Boulevard to a standstill.

Onlookers shot plenty of videos of the rowdy crowd waving flags and angering motorists. Naturally, that footage found its way onto social media:

Raucous Irish fans have been a big part of the buildup to Aldo vs. McGregor. From the crowds that turned out for McGregor's fight in Boston, Massachusetts, opposite Dennis Siver to the infamous belt-swiping press conference in Dublin, Ireland, to the last-minute changes to UFC 189, McGregor supporters have made their presence felt in a big way over the last 12 months.

Basically, every function ahead of UFC 194 has seen some level of fan interruption. There were more than a few "Ole, Ole, Ole" chants at the UFC Fight Night 80 and The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale fight cards, and the Holly Holm question-and-answer session...well, the less said about that, the better.

In all likelihood, things will settle down after the two face off Saturday night at UFC 194. If McGregor wins, though, expect this to become a regular sight for the UFC going forward.