Eddie Alvarez open to a welterweight bout against Conor McGregor

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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.


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.


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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.

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.


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.

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