Cowboy doesn't think McGregor can beat Alvarez.

Donald Cerrone claims Eddie Alvarez will easily beat Conor McGregor

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While every fighter on the exciting UFC 205 card is busy preparing to steal the show at Madison Square Garden, the attention seems to come back to Conor McGregor.

The Irishman is challenging Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight championship in the main event, and we saw at the press conference that he does have a big target on his back after Jeremy Stephens reiterated his desire to battle him after he fights Frankie Edgar on the same night.


He’s not the only one having his say on McGregor. Donald Cerrone, who battles Kelvin Gastelum in a welterweight contest, has weighed in on McGregor’s chances of becoming a two-time world champion.


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Cerrone was speaking on the UFC Unfiltered podcast and discussed the main event, and having previously conquered Alvarez at UFC 178, ‘Cowboy’ was adamant that the champion would have enough to derail the challenger’s momentum.

He said: “No, that’s not a good fight. Because Conor sucks. Yes (Eddie is going to beat him). Eddie is smart. He won’t get caught up in all of the dramatics of it.

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“He’ll just go in there and take him down and wrestle him and submit him; easy work.”

Trash talk plays a big part in McGregor’s approach to any fight, and we see that on a consistent basis in every fight he’s involved in, and it’s why in most cases, a fighter loses before even stepping foot into the Octagon against him.


Cerrone says he was the victim of a similar approach by Nate Diaz, and while he’s learned from this, he believes Alvarez has too, and it won’t let him affect his approach, calling it an easy night’s work.

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He continued: “Conor is good at getting you emotionally involved. So, I think you just go out there, take him down and end him quick.

“Check please.”

Obviously, it’s easier said than done but many do believe McGregor’s ground game is his weak point and it could be something Alvarez will be capitalising on come November 12.

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