UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor is hours away from competing in the biggest fight in UFC history when he battles UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.
However, while McGregor is seemingly calm and cool heading into the big fight, he believes that the lightweight champion is panicking ahead of the big event.
"When we came face to face initially, he stood on his tippy toes, he had a weird reaction, started making these funny faces, jerking his head side to side," McGregor said to Fox Sports this week. "You can't hide these reactions. In that pressure moment when the fans are there, you cannot fake these moments. You can't hide them. He's gotta say something to hype himself up. In reality, all they do is talk about me."
McGregor elaborated, saying that his opponent has obsessed over him ever since he came on the scene.
"All they do is worry about me. His coach (Mark Henry) has been planning to fight me since way back. He's a guy that doesn't know what's happening. He's panicking in there, he's trying to convince himself this is not what this is. But this is what it is and Saturday night he will find that out," said McGregor.
UFC 205 takes place on Saturday, November 12 from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York with Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor headlining.