On November 12th, Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez will step into the Octagon in the main event of UFC 205 to square off for Alvarez’ UFC lightweight championship. While Alvarez hopes to play spoiler to McGregor’s plans of becoming a 2-division champion, Mystic Mac has predicted that he will finish the “loopy wrestler with an overhand right” in the very first round.
While many consider McGregor’s prediction of a finish over the lightweight champion to be a bold one, fan favorite fighter Donald Cerrone flat out thinks it’s wrong.
He spoke on UFC Unfiltered:
“No, that’s not a good fight,” Cerrone said on the podcast. “Because Conor sucks. Yes (Eddie is going to beat him). Eddie is smart. He won’t get caught up in all of the dramatics of it. He’ll just go in there and take him down and wrestle him and submit him; easy work.”
“Conor is good at getting you emotionally involved. So, I think you just go out there, take him down, and end him quick. Check please.”
Cerrone, who is currently on a 3-fight win streak at welterweight, welcomed Alvarez, a former Bellator MMA champion, to the UFC back in 2014 at UFC 178. While Cerrone was just a slight favorite, he left MMA fans stunned as he put on a striking clinic, landing big shots and battering the legs of Alvarez en route to a unanimous decision win.
While Cerrone has never fought McGregor, he recently revealed that he was offered fights against McGregor on two separate occasions, and both times the featherweight champ turned the fight down.
‘Cowboy’ will also be fighting at UFC 205, where Conor McGregor will be fighting Eddie Alvarez. While he was initially slated to fight former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler, ‘Ruthless’ backed out of the fight for fear of returning to action too soon following his UFC 201 loss to Tyron Woodley. Cerrone now meets #5 ranked welterweight Kelvin Gastelum on the card.