Conor McGregor makes his prediction for Eddie Alvarez fight at UFC 205
“Mystic Mac” is back at it again.
Predictions have become one of Conor McGregor's signature moves ahead of any of his fights and his matchup with lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is no different.
The two rivals came face-to-face for the first time on Tuesday at the pre-fight press conference and it didn't take McGregor long to start digging into Alvarez after he was asked to play prognosticator on their fight.
“You gonna do something over there? Shut your (expletive) mouth. I run New York,” McGregor shouted at Alvarez. “I run this whole (expletive).
McGregor became famous for some of his previous fight predictions after he said he would knockout former featherweight champion Jose Aldo and he needed just 13 seconds to do it. He also said ahead of UFC 189 last July that he would put away Chad Mendes inside of two rounds and ended up finishing the fight with a second round TKO.
Of course, McGregor has misfired on a couple of occasions — most notably his pair of fights against Nate Diaz — but the outspoken Irishman has no problem explaining what he's going to do and how he plans to do it against any of his opponents.
“He's chinny, he has a chin, he gets cracked, he gets dropped, it's happened throughout his career,” McGregor explained. “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.”
Alvarez has only been finished by strikes once in his career and that happened while he was still competing as a welterweight back in 2007. Alvarez has weathered a few storms during his career and he's been in plenty of battles so McGregor hopes to expose that when they meet on November 12.
As far as preparation goes, FOX Sports first reported on Wednesday that McGregor would hold his training camp in Ireland and Iceland for the upcoming fight with Alvarez.
With only five weeks to go until the fight, both McGregor and Alvarez will deal with shortened camps to prepare for this UFC 205 main event.
That being said, McGregor isn't too concerned about what Alvarez brings into the bout because he's faced plenty of similar fighters throughout his career.
“His style, I've been whooping that style a long, long time,” McGregor said. “He's a stocky, stuffy wrestler with an overhand, that's it.”
'Mystic Mac' predicts I'm going to KO you inside one round.
— Conor McGregor