Eddie Alvarez has repeatedly argued that the hype surrounding Conor McGregor doesn’t match his abilities, and now the lightweight champ’s outlined how he thinks he’ll defeat the Irish star.
The two will battle in the headliner of UFC 205, which is scheduled for November 12th at Madison Square Garden, in New York City. Even before Alvarez was booked to fight McGregor, the Philadelphia fighter argued that the 145 champ hasn’t truly been tested. Alvarez has also repeatedly questioned McGregor’s ability to compete against top tier competition, in five round fights.
Well, recently the former Bellator champ spoke to FOX Sports. When Alvarez was asked to make a prediction for his upcoming scrap with McGregor, he’s what he said:
“I think we do it under the nine-minute mark,” Alvarez said. “Big, big heavy shots, he goes down and then submission.”
“I can see it ending much like the (Nate) Diaz fight where I land the heavy shot and then I finish with a submission.”
Alvarez went on to add that on November 12th, he’s going to “reveal the quit” in McGregor. How about that?
Now based off what he said above, this would imply that Alvarez intends to stand and trade with McGregor. While there’s no doubt Alvarez has great boxing and heavy hands, it will be interesting to see how quickly he tests the wrestling of McGregor. Most would likely agree that the 155 champ’s clearest path to victory is likely via the ground no?
Alvarez took the lightweight title in July by taking out Rafael dos Anjos in the opening round.