Conor McGregor notes the apologetic attitude of his opponent UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, and he sees it as a sign that he’s already accepted that he’s going to get his backside whipped on November 12 at UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York. McGregor, 28, wants Alvarez to accept his fate, because there’s not a thing he can do about it. On November 12, he’s going to lose his UFC lightweight title, and that’s just the way it is.
McGregor says he’s having no problems getting ready for the 5’9” Alvarez, because he doesn’t need o get any special sparring partners to prepare him for the fight. McGregor notes that Alvarez isn’t very tall, so it’s been easy for him to get short 5’7” wrestler types to train for the fight. It was a different story for McGregor in getting ready for his last opponent Nate Diaz, who is six-feet tall, and is a good striker. It was more challenging for McGregor, because he had to go out and find training partners that could mimic Diaz’s style of fighting while at the same time have his size.
McGregor said to foxsport.scom this about Alvarez:
“I have no message. It’s over. They know it’s over too,” McGregor said. “They’re apologetic. They said this, they said that, they said everything, now it’s ‘he’s the best striker I’ve ever seen, we apologize, I apologize. Show up, take your [expletive] whooping and I’ll see you later.”
Alvarez is a pretty tough cookie, and he could be more than a handful for McGregor if he doesn’t get him out of there with his heavy punches. Alvarez recently defeated Rafael dos Anjos last July in a 1st round knockout. Before that, Alvarez beat Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez. The last time Alvarez was beaten was in 2014 in losing to Donald Cerrone by a 3rd round decision at UFC 178. Alvarez was beaten by Michael Chandler by a 4th round submission in 2011. As you can see, Alvarez has not been losing a lot, and he’s going to be a really fight for McGregor whether he wants to admit it or not.
“I don’t think he poses any threat,” McGregor said in a recent Facebook chat with LAD Bible. “He’s tough. He’s a tough kid. He’s got some good fights under his belt, good experience. I’m expecting him to come in and fight with his heart but I don’t see it going well it for him. I feel he’ll be unconscious.”