UFC

Eddie Alvarez dethroned Rafael dos Anjos.

Eddie Alvarez open to a welterweight bout against Conor McGregor

Published 2 Comments

Football News
24/7

Conor McGregor is a wanted man. There are fighters that want to silence him and his bold claims, while there are others that want to jump on the McGregor bandwagon for one ridiculous payday.

Regardless of the intentions, there are plenty of potential fights out there which will have the fans on the edge of their seats, with Notorious involved in almost every single one of them.

PLENTY OF CHALLENGERS

Although he’s currently preparing for his UFC 202 rematch against Nate Diaz, fighters outside of the 145lbs division continue to throw their names into the hat in regards to a potential meeting with the Irishman.

SIGN UP NOW

Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay4

Article continues below

We’ve had Jose Aldo demanding his rematch, Dominick Cruz wants to create a super-fight with him, even Amir Khan has displayed an interest in a potential bout inside of the Octagon.

However, the latest champion to call out the Featherweight Champion is the current Lightweight Champion, Eddie Alvarez.

Article continues below

Alvarez defeated Rafael dos Anjos – a man McGregor was scheduled to face before he pulled out with injury – and has since gone on to display an interest in mixing it up with McGregor.

While most UFC fans want Alvarez to give Khabib Nurmagomedov a shot at the gold, Alvarez is busy hyping up a potential clash with his fellow UFC Champion and remains keen on exposing McGregor’s choice of opponents.

WELTERWEIGHT CLASH?

Speaking at the UFC 201 Q&A this week in regards to the upcoming McGregor vs. Diaz match, he said: “Actually, I wouldn’t have to make the cut, so I’d actually appreciate that if he made it at 170.

“I don’t like going to 155; I do it because everyone else does. It just means we’ll have a better training camp, more power, and it will be a little more enjoyable.

“100%, I’d fight McGregor at welterweight.

“What I’m seeing is not the right style matchups. He’s fighting the perfect style matchups. He’s not fighting the guys that will threaten him the way I can, the way a lot of these wrestlers can.

“If you look at his fights, he hasn’t been in a lot of bad positions, and there’s a reason for that. I’m not the style matchup that’s in his favour. I can put him in bad places, and I don’t think he’ll be able to adapt or overcome.”

The challenges will continue to come McGregor’s way, let just hope he manages to overcome Diaz the second time round for these fantasy fights to officially take place.

Does Eddie Alvarez stand a chance against Conor McGregor at welterweight? Have your say in the comments section below.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
UFC
Jon Jones
Conor McGregor
Ronda Rousey

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - UFC Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again