At present, the main event of UFC 205 is up in the air as negotiations between the promotion, Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez have reached a stand still.
On Wednesday evening, Dana White announced that the aforementioned bout had essentially been scrapped and instead, the company were trying to finalise a fight between the champion and the highly intimidating Khabib Nurmagomedov.
However, Alvarez apparently has no interest in taking on the Russian and instead, the Philadelphia born brawler is holding out for a shot at Conor McGregor.
Although countless reports had suggested that the reason that fight will not happen is because Alvarez had demanded too much money, top MMA journalist Ariel Helwani confirmed on Thursday evening that in fact, the UFC had simply never offered the fight to the lightweight champion to begin with.
Reports that Alvarez asked for more money to fight McGregor, thus ruining the deal, are not true, per sources. He has yet to be offered it.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 23, 2016
Where that leaves things is anyone’s guess. However, what is known is that both McGregor and Alvarez are still desperate to see the fight made and are holding out for the promotion to change their mind.
What we do know: Alvarez and McGregor want that fight for MSG. Been the case since the beginning of all this. But alas … Nothing yet.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 22, 2016
Should that be the case then, based on the footage below, Conor McGregor fans could be left wishing the fight never went ahead in the first place. To say Eddie Alvarez is vicious is simply an understatement. The lightweight champion is an animal…