The brash, featherweight champ has been booked to face Alvarez at UFC 205, which will take place on November 12th in New York City. The bout will be for the UFC’s 155 title, which Alvarez secured in July, by storming through Rafael dos Anjos. Prior to that fight, RDA had won five in a row, and had defeated notable opponents like Benson Henderson, Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone.
Well, on Tuesday, the UFC held a pre-fight presser for the upcoming NYC card. When McGregor was asked for his prediction on the upcoming tilt, the Irish star relayed this (quote via MMA Junkie.com):
“I have nothing against him,” McGregor said. “I run New York. I run this whole (expletive). And ‘Mystic Mac’ predicts I’m going to KO you inside one round.
“He’s chinny – he has no chin,” the talented striker added. “He gets cracked, he gets dropped. It’s happened throughout his career. He’s a weathered fighter. He’s on his way out. He’s very, very lucky to be in the position he’s in. One round it will take me to knock him out.”
That’s an interesting way of looking at it. While Alvarez has taken some big shots in some of his most memorable fights, this is a guy who has only been finished twice since 2007, and both of those were by submission. So, Alvarez boosters likely aren’t on the same page here with Mr. McGregor.
It’s a compelling bout for many, many reasons. Chances are McGregor’s wrestling game is going to be tested come November 12th.