UFC featherweight champion is not taking kindly to lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez’s words at all.
With less than two weeks before they fight in the main event of UFC 205, things are getting vicious between the two champions, and McGregor is promising to hurt Alvarez like he has never experienced before.
“He’s thinking it’s a game,” McGregor said on the UFC 205 conference call, via MMA Fighting. “It’s like you look into these people’s eyes and they don’t see it as a reality just yet. They’re trying to look away and make it something else. ‘This isn’t happening.‘ And then we’re in the Octagon, and then we’re about to fight, and I see what I see in their eyes.
“I see them break, bit by bit. And then we’re in the Octagon and I break them myself. So that’s it. I’m looking forward to going in. He’s claiming it’s an easier contest. I look forward to seeing the eyes, when the eyes roll, and the electric shock darts through his whole body and goes to his knees. And then he comes up in survival mode, and that panic sets through his whole body, his whole face. That’s something I’m looking forward to, and I will go out there and I will punish him for that, for those words that he’s saying. I’m going to retire him on this night.”
Alvarez has time and again insisted that McGregor is the easiest fight he could have gotten for his first lightweight title defense.
“I’m going to hurt you badly. I’m going to rip you up badly, I swear to God. Trust me, you’re going regret that,” McGregor said.
“I feel [people are] going to see something they haven’t seen before. I’m going to toy with this man. I’m going to really, truly rearrange his facial structure. His wife and kids will never recognize him again. His friends and the people that he knows will know that he’s not the same man after this contest. So he’s going to be in a shock when he sees that. That’s it.”