The UFC is putting on a monster show on November 12. Finally entering New York after years of fighting, the promotion has packed UFC 205 with huge fights. Serving as the main event is Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor, a fight with a big backstory.
Current lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez puts his belt on the line against McGregor, but this is much more than a title bout. After defeating Jose Aldo at UFC 194, ‘The Notorious’ is yet to return to featherweight. The belt remains in holding, with no indications if McGregor will ever defend it.
Having fought twice at welterweight since the Aldo fight, and now scheduled to compete at lightweight, McGregor’s shot calling has caused quite a debate. Some fellow fighters and also fans have vented their outrage that McGregor will get to keep the belt, undefended, for another fight.
The fact money is apparently taking primacy over rankings also has a lot of UFC fans frustrated. Some feel McGregor was exposed in his only UFC loss with Nate Diaz, and now the promotion is attempting to once again fuel the hype/money train. Eddie Alvarez, for one, is not buying the image of McGregor.
Alvarez Mocks McGregor’s Cardio, Promises to Dominate
After ‘The Notorious’ posted images of his new and apparently ‘unheard of’ training methods, Eddie Alvarez called BS. The outspoken Irishman posted an update to his fans, showing his cardio vascular work on an exercise bike.
Taking the opportunity to get a few jabs in there, Alvarez mocked McGregor:
— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) 21 October 2016
Quoted by LowKickMMA, ‘The Silent ASsassin’ broke down McGregor’s boxing style, and said he’d dominate the Irishman at UFC 205:
“To me, he’s just a left hand,” Alvarez said. “He’s just a guy with a left hand. That’s how I see him. He does something that we call a ‘rock back’ well. Mayweather does it. A lot of Philly fighters do it. He (McGregor) lives and breathes off it. A lot of MMA guys don’t know about these boxing things that they do. This is a move that’s very easily taken away and we’re going to dominate every step of the way.
“Without giving away a gameplan or anything, everything’s taken away with the proper preparation. I’m confident in my coaches, I’m confident in our gameplan and our ability to go out there and do it. We’re just following this gameplan step-by-step.”