UFC

Eddie Alvarez.

Eddie Alvarez blasts the type of fans Conor McGregor has

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Although Conor McGregor is regarded as the king of the trash talk in the MMA world, his upcoming opponent at UFC 205 in New York has fired a massive shot at the Irishman.

Eddie Alvarez is the UFC lightweight champion and McGregor will be hoping to become the first two-weight champion in UFC when the two clash for the gold in the company's inaugural show at Madison Square Garden.

However, he was greeted with jeers at the UFC 205 press conference last week and while that somewhat surprised the 32-year-old, he said it opened his eyes to the true McGregor fan base.

SUBMIT AN ARTICLE

Apply to become a GMS writer by signing up and submitting a 250-word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay5

Article continues below

"It just sort of reiterated to me what his fan base is," Alvarez said. "His fan base is him. They're people who, it's all perception. It seems like he has a lot of WWE fans, guys who don't know much about fighting at all, they are just like him. You can have them fans, they're not the fans I want anyway. You can boo all day long.

"I don't want fans who don't know s**t about MMA," Alvarez continued. "I'd rather have a fan who knows the sport, enjoys the sport, and can see value."

Article continues below

McGregor is, without question, one of the biggest transcendent stars the UFC have ever had. He brings more eyes on the product and makes more money for everyone involved.

However, many feel that he attracts a certain kind of fan that is more interested in his loudmouth antics than the sport itself, leading many to suggest the only UFC fighters those fans know are McGregor, and who he has fought.

UFC 205 Press Conference

If even a small percentage of McGregor bandwagon fans convert to UFC fans, then it's worthwhile for the company. Alvarez will get his chance to silence the boo boys on November 12.

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

Topics:
Dana White
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