While UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is certainly one of the most dominant fighters in the UFC, boasting an impressive 75% finishing rate inside the Octagon, he will be facing an MMA veteran in the form of lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez on Saturday night when he steps into the Octagon in hopes of making UFC history as the first simultaneous two-division UFC champion.
Ahead of the fight, McGregor’s confidence is at an all-time high as he believes that he will cement his place in the UFC history books and defeat Alvarez on Saturday night as he claims the UFC lightweight championship.
Following his UFC 205 open workout, McGregor spoke about the fight, saying:
“Saturday night I’ll be immortal. I get the second belt, raise it up, never been done before. It means absolutely everything to me. It’s my life’s work. I’m ready, we’re coming in here prepared to put on a show for the fans. We’re ready.”
Back in March, McGregor was slated to step into the Octagon to fight Rafael dos Anjos for the lightweight championship in the main event of UFC 196. Unfortunately for McGregor, dos Anjos backed out of the fight just two weeks before the event, and was replaced by Nate Diaz, who handed McGregor his first loss in the UFC in a fight which was contested at welterweight.
Ahead of his UFC lightweight debut this Saturday, McGregor was asked about how he feels at 155, saying:
“How do I look? I’m feeling better than I look, so I feel good.”
The featherweight champ then shifted to his prediction for the fight Saturday night, saying:
“I feel I can do it many ways,” McGregor said. “I can paint a picture inside that octagon. I can come out with many different styles, All you need to do is look at my previous fights. Every fight is different, every shot is different, every approach is different. That’s why they can’t figure me out. So, be in for a treat.”
“One round KO.”
With just days to go until UFC 205, only time will tell if Mystic Mac is once again able to deliver on his pre-fight prediction.