UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez made media rounds yesterday, saying that featherweight champion Conor McGregor ‘can’t fight for sh*t’ and that the only wrestlers McGregor will call out are “fake” ones.
Eddie Alvarez is really angling for that fight with Conor McGregor.
Since Alvarez won the lightweight title last month, he has been pretty adamant about getting a big money fight and the biggest money fight in MMA today is UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor. But recently, with Tony Ferguson being booked against Rafael dos Anjos, it’s started to look like the UFC is pushing for Alvarez’s first title defense to be against number one ranked contender, Khabib Nurmagomedov. Perhaps in an effort to dissuade this notion and land himself the bigger payday, yesterday the lightweight champ did several interviews with various media outlets and in each one of them he made a point to go after McGregor.
“I don’t know him personally, but thank God he’s good at talking because he can’t fight for shit,” Alvarez told CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki and Tierney. “Look, in this sport – the good thing about the UFC and MMA in general is a lot of it’s based on perception. They’re very good at tweaking this perception. If I can put the right guy with the right mouthpiece in front of the right opponents, we can build a champion, but he doesn’t really have to beat the best guys; we just have to give him the right match-ups. This is what this guy’s been given. Any real fighter, anybody who knows the sport of MMA, sees the style match-ups that he picks and understands this guy is not putting himself in any danger. He’s not fighting anyone who he feels he can lose to.
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