Conor McGregor: “The Irish mafia have strong links in Philadelphia, so Eddie knows my people!”

By Chris Taylor - October 14, 2016

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor did a Facebook interview with The LAD Bible on Friday and was asked how he felt about fighting the American Eddie Alvarez on his home soil. The brash Irish superstar replied to the question with the following statement.

Conor McGregor

“It is my home soil. New York is mine! Like I said the Irish built New York. We run the entire east coast. Where Eddie is actually from, Philadelphia. The Irish have been running Philadelphia for a long time. The Irish mafia has strong links in there. So I know he knows about my people. I know he knows about who we are. It is an honor to fight on my home soil.”

Conor McGregor was most recently seen in action in the headliner of August’s UFC 202 event in Las Vegas, where he scored a majority decision victory over rival Nate Diaz in a welterweight bout that was deemed “fight of the night”.

Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor

That victory evened the score between “Mystic Mac” and Diaz, as Nate had previously defeated Conor via second-round submission (rear-naked choke) at UFC 196 this past March.

When asked for a prediction as to how his lightweight title fight with Eddie Alvarez will play out, Conor responded with the following:

“I think my fist is bigger than his head. I think I will plant him with a shot and it is going to be goodnight. I feel it is going to be early (the finish) and it’s going to be devastating.”

Eddie Alvarez has only been TKO’d once during his illustrious thirty-two fight mixed martial arts career. That loss came way back in April of 2007 under the Bodog banner at the hands of Nick Thompson who walked away with Eddie’s Bodog welterweight title. (Watch that here).

Alvarez’s most recent octagon appearance came this past July in Las Vegas, where he scored a first-round knockout victory over Rafael dos Anjos to become the UFC’s undisputed lightweight champion.

Who do you think will emerge victorious when Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez square off for the UFC lightweight title November 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York? Sound off PENN Nation!


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