The war of words between Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor has finally turned up a notch, with less than one week remaining until their highly-anticipated lightweight title clash at UFC 205.
Madison Square Garden plays host to the historic event, where McGregor will aim to hold two world titles in two weight divisions.
WAR OF WORDS
Following comments made by Alvarez, where he stated that Notorious is the easiest fight in the lightweight division, the Irishman hit back by saying he’ll disfigure the champions face that his wife and kids won’t be able to recognise him, and he’ll force him to retire.
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Alvarez has responded in a strange way, not only has he hit back at his rival, but he’s taken aim at every opponent McGregor has ever faced, claiming they’re ‘hand-picked chumps’.
Speaking in the same conference call on Thursday, Alvarez said: “The guys he’s picked to fight, these are sub par guys. Even Nate (Diaz) is a .500 lightweight, and everybody in the lightweight division has beat Nate, and he had trouble doing that.
“The guys that he’s faced are nothing of the calibre of fighter that I am.
BUNCH OF CHUMPS
“He will see the night of the fight that ‘s**t, I’ve been going up against s****y opponents that were good style matchups and this one is not and I’m f****d, cause he’s stronger, just as fast and he’s got the skill sets that can dominate me any day of the week.’ That’s the reality he’s got to deal with.
“He’s fought a bunch of chumps. If I had the resume he had, if they gave me that resume, if I was that lucky to get them opponents, the same s**t would happen, if not worse.
“Styles make matchups. When you pick the style you want to fight, then s**t, you got mismatched, you can knock everyone out.
“I can go to the supermarket right now and punch a guy in the mouth and look like a superhero.
“But when you fight the best guys in the world, the true best guys in the world, it’s going to be tough. The fight’s going to be tough. S***’s gonna change. You’re not gonna look as good.”
While McGregor may opt to overlook those comments, with Alvarez trying to get under his skin, the champion may now have an even bigger target on his back with all of McGregor’s previous opponents surely wanting a crack at the reigning lightweight king.
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