“The Notorious” will challenge Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight title and if is victorious in the bout against Alvarez, will be the first fighter in UFC history to simultaneously hold two UFC divison’s titles.
McGregor did a Facebook interview with The LAD Bible on Friday and answered some questions from fans regarding the historic fight coming up.
Conor was asked, “What kind of threats does Eddie Alvarez pose?”
“You know, I don’t think he poses any threat. He’s tough,” McGregor admitted. “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 for him. You know he will be unconscious.”
McGregor was then asked how he is preparing for this fight against the 155-pound champion.
“The last fight I trained very specific,” McGregor said in reference to his training camp for the rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202. “I went against 6-foot plus southpaws in the middleweight to light heavyweight ranks. That’s who I trained with last fight.
“This time we’ve gone back to 5-foot-7 stalky stuffed wrestlers with mediocre boxing. That’s the opponent I’m going up against. We’ve got solid boxers (for this camp), we’ve got solid wrestlers. That is a body type (Eddie’s) that is very easily found. I’ve been facing this opponent, this new opponent this body type, these attacks, I’ve been facing that style my whole life. It’s like a… It’s easy really. It’s a lot better for me. It’s handy. I don’t have to go out and source these taller, bigger. They’ve got to be southpaws also and react certain ways. There’s a million opponents and training partners that replicate this next opponents style.”
“The Notorious” was also asked, “How will the fight with Eddie end?”
“I think my fist is bigger than his head,” McGregor said. “I think I will plant him with a shot. It’s going to be goodnight.”
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