Eddie Alvarez was NOT impressed with Conor McGregor at UFC press conference
The pair will let their fists do the talking very soon...
The MMA world is salivating at the thought of the hugely stacked UFC 205 fight card, with no less than three title fights set for the November 12 event.
Obviously the main Irish interest will be the lightweight title fight between Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez, with the Dubliner aiming to become the first man in UFC history to hold two UFC title simultaneously.
Then there's the fact that McGregor will have a massive announcement post UFC 205.
The pair briefly crossed paths at a memorable UFC press conference last week as the hype for the event began, it's likely that we won't see too much from them over the next four weeks as they retreat into camp to prepare for the fight.
But the short meeting was enough for Alvarez to decide that he was not at all impressed with Conor McGregor.
In fact, when appearing on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, he went so far as saying that he's never felt less threatened during a face off with a fellow fighter.
"Usually when square off with a man, my heart rate goes up, I feel something," Alvarez said. "I never felt so unthreatened by a human being as when I was up on a stage with him. That's the God's honest truth. I've never felt so unthreatened."
Alvarez is confident of a relatively easy victory in their clash as he continues to talk up his superior skill set to The Notorious. He also claims that McGregor is one of the weaker contenders in the 155 pound division and that he lacks the skills compared to many others in the rankings.
"They have a well-rounded skill set and even if the fight goes to another realm of MMA, from standing up, to ground, to jiu-jitsu, everyone is tough in each one," Alvarez said. "They're well versed, to the point where they can hang with some of the toughest guys in the world in any aspect of the sport. And I don't think [McGregor] can, from what I've seen."
But the biggest advantage that Alvarez believes he has over McGregor is his ability to keep fighting at a high tempo, something he doesn't think McGregor possess.
"The conditioning aspect is just not a good level of conditioning," the lightweight champ said. "The last Nate Diaz fight was a very big eye opener for me."
We know one person who isn't convinced of Alvarez's cardio though...
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