UFC News: Eddie Alvarez thinks he has Conor McGregor 'flustered' ahead of UFC 205
UFC lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, is very confident, going into his historic match-up with featherweight champion, Conor McGregor, at UFC 205 on November 12, 2016, as he comes off of a heated conversation with ‘The Notorious One’, in their media conference call to promote the bout.
During the call, McGregor promised to unleash a striking clinic so bad on ‘The Underground King’, that his wife and kids will not recognise him when he returns home from New York.
The UFC has released the first episode of their usual Embedded series that they release for nearly each and every event they hold, in which all six competitors who are involved in the Madison Square Garden’s three title fights, are shown preparing for their respective bouts.
Opening the episode Alvarez discussed his conversation with McGregor on the media call, stating that McGregor bringing up his wife and kids, shows that he is ‘desperate’ heading into the lightweight title bout. Here’s what he said (courtesy of FOX Sports):
“Conor McGregor — this guy is so offensive minded and never on the defense, that whenever you put him on the defense, he gets so flustered and so upset. At a certain point in our press conference call he got desperate. He started talking about my wife and kids and things like that. That for me is just a sign of desperation. You don’t talk about another man’s family, unless you’re like through the roof pissed off.
If we were in a fight and I was putting him on the defense, I looked at that (Mcrgregor’s reaction) like this man is just closing his eyes throwing bolos. Just to see him cross that, it’s good. It’s a good sign for me.”
McGregor is known for getting into his opponents’ heads coming into their bouts, but if Alvarez’s assessment is right, it will be a different territory for McGregor who is the one flustered by the emotional attachment to the contest this time around.
If McGregor can emerge victoriously, come fight night in ‘The Big Apple’, he will become the first fighter in UFC history to hold two titles in different weight classes simultaneously.
Alvarez and McGregor will go head-to-head in the main event of UFC 205 for the lightweight title live on pay-per-view (PPV), from the Madison Square Garden arena in New York City on Nov. 12, 2016.
You can check out the full first episode of UFC 205 embedded here below:
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