Conor McGregor is one of the most talked about sportsmen in the world, with stories about his antics inside and outside of the cage every day. And Khabib has become one of Russia’s favourite sons, with his own fanbase eclipsing even Maria Sharapova. But they are not the only stars appearing at UFC 229. Michelle Waterson, labelled the “Karate Hottie” is squaring off against Felice Herrig in the women’s strawweight division. Related Articles Conor McGregor suffers wardrobe malfunction in tight white shorts 'Might as well be naked' UFC 229: Meet Conor and Khabib's ring girls ‘who get paid MORE than the fighters’ Meet UFC’s ultimate WAG: Conor McGregor’s stunning girlfriend Dee Devlin “My stretch marks are battle wounds” Michelle Waterson Both competitors have built up a huge fanbase, and are no strangers to flashing the flesh. Michelle even appeared completely naked for ESPN to highlight body confidence. Proudly showing off her naked body, Michelle described it as her “machine” to ESPN. She said: “My body is everything. It’s my machine, it’s what I have to fine-tune in order to perform.” ESPN MICHELLE WATERSON: The UFC 229 star posed naked for ESPN (Pic: ESPN) GETTY KARATE HOTTIE: Michelle Waterson fights for UFC (Pic: GETTY) Mum Michelle even proudly displayed her stretch marks from giving birth, describing them as her “battle wounds”. She added: “Just like life, your body goes through changes, and it’s important to embrace those changes. “They are like battle wounds. My stretch marks are battle wounds from my labour and growing this beautiful human inside of me. “Same thing with my cauliflower ears and nose breaks – these are all things that tell a story.” Related Articles UFC 229: Las Vegas strip clubs cashing in on with discount topless girls Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov female fans BRAWL ahead of UFC 229 UFC 229 fighter slammed after Brett Kavanaugh shout out UFC NAKED OPPONENT: Felice Herrig dropped her towel for the cameras (Pic: UFC) GETTY MAIN EVENT: Conor and Khabib headline UFC 229 (Pic: GETTY) Like Michelle, her opponent Felice Herring is no stranger to bearing all on camera. While weighing in for a fight, Felice dropped the towel covering her body, exposing everything to the UFC cameras. But Felice has also hit out at the company, who she claims does not promote her enough because she "isn't pretty".