Conor McGregor's son adorably stole the show at his father's open workout before UFC 229

Conor McGregor's son adorably stole the show at his father's open workout before UFC 229

There is a lot of attention on Conor McGregor this week, with his upcoming fight in Las Vegas this Saturday highly anticipated by MMA fans across the globe. At the UFC 229 event, the Irish mixed martial arts fighter will be taking on Khabib Nurmagomedov, with whom he has a bitter rivalry.

In April this year, McGregor was arrested for attacking a bus that the Russian fighter was on board, throwing a dolly through the window. He was later charged with assault and criminal mischief, paying a $50,000 bail bond and releasing a statement of apology.

"I regret my actions that led to today," his statement read. "I understand the seriousness of this matter and I'm hopeful this will get worked out."

Things have heated up once again, after Nurmagomedov and McGregor started sharing verbal blows during the promotion of the event, including an outlandish press conference in which "mad backwards c**t" and downed a glass of whiskey on stage.

There's a lot of training and preparation for Saturday's main event, but that doesn't mean there can't be a few lighthearted moments to distract from the intense competition between the two fighters.

For instance, on Wednesday's open workout with Khabib in Las Vegas, McGregor wasn't the only one in his family to take to the stage.

Conor Jr. waddled across the workout mat during an interview, to the delight of the hundreds in attendance.

Once his eighteen-month-old son got in front of the cameras, all eyes were on the toddler, and Twitter absolutely loved the whole event.

He even has the same strut as his dad!

Fans worked out that Conor's son was sporting $165 Dolce & Gabbana sweatpants and £218 white trainers, which is pretty nifty for a one-and-a-half-year-old.

Although, since his father has predicted he will pocket $50 million from this week's fight, it's really just a drop in an ocean of cash.

McGregor has been on a two-year hiatus from the sport, partly due to the birth of his son. During this time he was stripped of his featherweight and lightweight belts, as well as fighting Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match.

At this event, he also had some powerful words for his fans:

"It's good to be back doing what I love to do in front of my fans. On Saturday night you're in for a show, trust me on that. I'm going to take his head off.

"[It will be a] devastating KO, he's too easily hit, too flat-footed, too predictable, I'm going to knock him clean out.

"It's good to be back. Let's go do it, a proper fight, a proper, proper fight. I'm going to come out of the gate fast, I don't give a f*** about anything; any wrestling, any technique, any engine, any anything.

"I'm coming for that man’s head from the f****** bell. Trust me on that."

If McGregor is right, it looks like we're going to be in for a hell of a fight on Saturday.