Conor McGregor’s boxing was widely praised by combat sports pundits around the world after a hugely impressive combo saw him finishing Eddie Alvarez.
Conor McGregor took on the lightweight champion in Madison Square Garden at UFC 205 and looked to be at a completely different level to the Philly fighter on the night.
In fact, the Irishman secured the victory with such ease that he stated after the bout that Alvarez shouldn’t even have been in the octagon with him
“They’re not on my level. You’ve got to have size, reach, length. You’ve got to have some attributes. If you come in here anyway equal to me, I’m gonna rip your whole head off.
Eddie’s a solid competitor. Eddie’s a warrior. But he shouldn’t have been in here with me and that’s just the truth of it.”
McGregor’s comments seemed to refer to the fact that, in his two grueling encounters with Nate Diaz, the SBG star was fighting a man who was much bigger than he was, and had a superior reach advantage.
Not only that, McGregor was also battling a man who is best known for his durability. Speaking about their second encounter at UFC 202, John Kavanagh stated that Nate’s ability to take Conor’s best shots was simply terrifying.
“You can’t get a heavier shot than that,” Kavanagh said referring to an impecable shot McGregor landed on Diaz as the Stockton man moved towards him. “And what does Nate do? Puts his hands out and walks forward. I’m not gonna lie, I was slightly terrified.”
Kavanagh’s point has now been perfectly illustrated in the following clip that shows McGregor landing a virtually identical combo vs both Eddie Alvarez and Nate Diaz. However, whereas Alvarez ends up on the canvas, Nate simply brushes it off and moves forward.