A lightsaber duel breaks out at a UFC weigh in

Nowhere seems to be immune to the Star Wars hype as the movie smashes box office records

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Cole Miller and Jim Alers were struck with a case of Star Wars fever at their weigh in this weekend.

Not even the UFC can avoid all the hype that has surrounded the new installment in the Star Wars franchise, The Force Awakens. 

At their weigh in ahead of their fight at UFC on Fox 17, both Miller and Alers produced a lightsaber to have a quick battle.

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Posted by UFC on Friday, 18 December 2015

While they used the force to choke each other in the weigh in, they may well be hoping that a more traditional version of that move will give them the win when they meet on Saturday night.

Via Uproxx