Eddie Alvarez is the current UFC Lightweight Champion, he's heading into what can arguably be described as the biggest challenge of his career when he faces current UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 205.
Alvarez recently spoke with MMA Fighting to talk about Conor, and made some heinous claims about McGregor's opponents.
“He’s single-handedly picked the best style matchups for himself all throughout his reign in the UFC. If you look carefully, you understand that this guy hasn’t put himself against a guy that can threaten him on the ground. The only one he’s done that against is Chad Mendes on late notice because he had to. Other than that, he fought off stand up fighters who don’t do ground attacks at all. So he got to be able to be himself and not have to adjust ever to anybody else’s strengths” said Alvarez.
In just two months’ time, Alvarez will be battling McGregor in the main event of UFC's biggest show of all-time. Alvarez spoke about his upcoming battle with the featherweight title holder.
“I’m a prize fighter. This will be the biggest prize to date but here’s the thing: he wants my belt. He says, ‘beg, beg, beg’ but he wants my belt. My money’s already my money. It’s already cashed, there ain’t nothing he’s gonna do about that. It’s my money. The belt, he ain’t sniffing at this belt. He ain’t got a shot at this belt. So I’m getting what I want at the end of the day. He will not get what he wants” said Alvarez.
UFC 205 takes place November 12 from Madison Square Garden in New York City.