In case you missed it, the other day Alvarez was on the MMA Roasted podcast when he said, among other things, “I told the media I was tired of getting asked about Conor McGregor, so I told them I could use an easier fight and that’s why it happened.”
Alvarez also added, “I’m the one who made the Conor McGregor fight happen. He never had any intention of fighting me. Every time I said his name I didn’t get any response, I didn’t get anything. This is a guy who responds and talks shit to everyone, but every time I talked to the media and tried to drum up a fight or anything like that there’d be no response. So it was obvious that he really didn’t want this fight. It was only when I won the belt that they decided to get a crack at the belt.”
And so on…
Reports MMA Fighting…
Things repeatedly got heated between the two UFC champions during a join conference call on Thursday, with both men vowing to make easy work of one another on Nov. 12. And when asked about their first staredown before their historic fight, McGregor made no secret about what he believes he saw in Alvarez’s eyes.
“He’s thinking it’s a game,” McGregor said. “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.”
Strong words from “The Notorious One,” but wait, he was just getting started…
“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.”
Man, McGregor should really be in the WWE with lines like that.