Eddie Alvarez explains “simple” way to beat Conor McGregor

February 10, 2016 8:29 am by Evan Bell
Dublin, Ireland's Conor McGregor

While Conor McGregor’s movement and fluidity continues to leave his opponents confused in the Octagon, UFC lightweight Eddie Alvarez believes there is a simple way to defeat the UFC featherweight champion.

McGregor is currently gearing up for his March 5th fight against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 196 for the UFC lightweight championship, however ahead of that many are wondering if McGregor’s new beefed up physique will be detrimental to his speed at 155 pounds.

Eddie Alvarez spoke on The MMA Hour to discuss the simple gameplan to defeat McGregor.

“For me, it’s a very simple fight for RDA to win, but he needs to implement a ground attack. If he don’t, I honestly feel like he can get knocked out, just like the other guys Conor was able to knock out. But he can’t allow it to be mostly of a striking,”

“There’s a simple way to win against this guy and nobody seems to be doing it. It’s really frustrating to watch.”

“I feel like he’ll look foolish. I honestly feel it could be an embarrassment. It could be like everyone in the crowd going, ‘Wow, that was it? Why didn’t anybody else do that?’ It could be that surprising to people. That’s how I feel. We just haven’t seen him there.”

If McGregor defeats dos Anjos on March 5th, Alvarez could find himself in a position to put his “simple” gameplan to use against McGregor.


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