Eddie Alvarez says he will end Conor McGregor’s illusion of greatness at UFC 205

By Chris Taylor - September 20, 2016

Current UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez recently took to Twitter where he delivered the following message to current UFC featherweight title holder Conor McGregor

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Alvarez went on to claim that he will end Conor McGregor’s illusion of greatness at UFC 205 in New York this November.

Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh not only retweeted Alvarez’s posts, but also issued his own statement:

Eddie Alvarez captured the UFC lightweight title this past July when he scored a first-round knockout victory over former title holder Rafael dos Anjos. The title capturing win marked Eddie’s third-straight octagon victory, as he had previously defeated top contenders Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez respectively.

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Meanwhile, “Mystic Mac” is coming off a majority decision victory over Nate Diaz, which he scored in the headlining bout of UFC 202 in Las Vegas.

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The brash Irish superstar has gone 8-1 in his UFC career, scoring finishes in six of those eight victories.

Conor McGregor will look to become the third two-division champion in UFC history if he squares off with Alvarez at November’s UFC 205 event, following in the footsteps of UFC legends BJ Penn and Randy Couture.

Who do you think will emerge victorious if McGregor and Alvarez throw down in New York on November 12? Sound off PENN Nation!


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