“And new, undisputed UFC lightweight champion of the world, the Notorious, Conor McGregor!”
Heading into their main event clash at UFC 205, Eddie Alvarez stated that he never felt as confident as he did standing in front of Conor McGregor.
“It’ll be high pace and it’ll be violent,” said Alvarez. “He probably isn’t gonna want to be in there after a set amount of time. He’ll be thinking about wanting to be somewhere else – not inside the cage with me.”
“Usually when I’m in a staredown with another fighter, my heart rate goes up, I feel something. I never felt less threatened in my career than when I faced off with Conor.”
However, as it transpired, Alvarez couldn’t have been more wrong as McGregor made the then lightweight champion, look like he was entirely out of his depth.
Check out the awesome video highlighting the Irishman’s electrifying UFC 205 performance below;