10:45 AM PT -- Dana White just broke down the weight cut to Harvey and Charles on "TMZ Live" ... explaining why Khabib needed to drop his drawers in order to make weight!
White also suggested that Brian Ortega -- who shaved his head before his fight against Korean Zombie -- says he thinks weight cut issues may have been the initial reason why he lopped off his locks!
Ortega says he donated the hair to Locks of Love, which makes wigs for kids going through cancer treatment.
Plus, Ortega won the fight ... so it worked out for everyone!
Khabib Nurmagomedov has officially made weight for his 155-pound championship fight with Justin Gaethje ... though he needed to strip down naked to do it!
The Eagle couldn't have looked more relieved Friday morning when he stepped onto the scale and hit exactly 155 pounds ... meaning the lightweight title fight with Gaethje will proceed as planned.
UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje is going down this Saturday LIVE from UFC Fight Island -- the main card kicks off at 11 AM PT.
Gaethje also weighed in perfectly.
Khabib has struggled with weight cuts in the past -- in fact, he pulled out of his UFC 209 fight with Tony Ferguson due to a bad cut.
But, no issues Friday ... though Khabib's people needed the famous UFC naked body ring to shield him while he stripped naked for the scale.
Justin Gaethje also made weight -- and later on, the two came face to face to "square off" for some promotional photos leading up to Saturday's main event.
THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE.🏆 @TeamKhabib vs 🏆 @Justin_Gaethje [ #UFC254 - Oct 24 - Main Card at 2pmET: https://t.co/J0b14mXFgS ] pic.twitter.com/WRi3a0Nvb3— UFC (@ufc) October 23, 2020
THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE.🏆 @TeamKhabib vs 🏆 @Justin_Gaethje [ #UFC254 - Oct 24 - Main Card at 2pmET: https://t.co/J0b14mXFgS ] pic.twitter.com/WRi3a0Nvb3
As we previously reported, Dana White says the hype for UFC 254 is real -- it's currently tracking to be the most-watched PPV event in UFC history ... bigger than any Conor McGregor fight!
The fight is available on PPV through ESPN+.
Originally published -- 7:08 AM PT