Several fighters and coaches were recently asked who they thought was going to win between UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and featherweight champ Conor McGregor.
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Brad “One Punch” Pickett: “I gotta go with McGregor. I think he has better striking and I think Eddie Alvarez is good but he does get hit a bit, so I see Conor putting him away.”
Andre Fili: “Eddie is one of the best guys in the world and has been for a while. Obviously Conor is one of the best fighters in the world as well, it’s (a) really (fight) hard to call. But we haven’t seen Conor at 155 pounds yet, but I’m guessing he will be big and strong.”
Stefan Struve: “I’m going to go with Eddie. He was my teammate for a while at the Blackzillians, and I think he’s gonna win.”
Tamdan “Barncat” McRory: “Eddie is like the Rocky Balboa of the UFC. You saw his fight with Gilbert Melendez. I actually don’t get too excited for fights, but during that one I was like “this guy is the real-life Rocky Balboa!” I was freaking out.”
Louis Smolka: “Probably Conor. He’s longer, he seems to be a more dominant fighter when he’s longer, when he has reach on a guy, they have a really, really hard time closing the distance. So I gotta go with Conor.”
Ovince Saint Preux: “Eddie is a big 155 pounder. Conor’s big, but I don’t know man. I think if Eddie gets in his face, (Conor) could be in trouble. If Eddie’s gonna win the fight, his wrestling will have to be a factor.”
Leon Edwards: “If Conor wins it’s gonna be early KO. If Eddie wins it will be a ground-out decision. I’ll go with Conor.”
Michael Thomas Brown: “I think Conor is definitely big enough to fight at 155 (pounds). He can give anyone problems. I’d like to see Eddie use his wrestling and mix things up. If he plays cards right he will walk away with the W. But Conor is a dangerous striker and could take Eddie out.”
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