When it comes to Conor McGregor fights, everything about the fight is worth watching, from the press conferences to the commercials, Conor brings something extra. We have seen his opponents take different routes when it comes to handling the trash-talking Irishman, but to a certain, extent, Conor is untouchable when it comes to the verbal-sparring match he creates. Everyone seems to fold into Conor's jawing, throwing petty insults his way and vowing to "be the one to shut him up", yet here he is, still talking, perhaps louder than ever, as we prepare for the biggest and greatest card in the history of combat sports, UFC 205 at MSG. MSG would sell-out in seconds and sell millions of PPV's without Conor, but with him, it becomes a different animal. People from all over the world tune in; some hoping to see The Notorious eat his words, others following his every move religiously, like a god.
Eddie Alvarez to the outside eye, is a nobody. If you don't truly follow MMA, you wouldn't know who "The Underground King" was, or how he became the first fighter to be both a Bellator & UFC champ, and doing so by finishing RDA, a man who some considered one of the greatest lightweights in UFC history. Eddie has done is part in selling the fight from the start, calling Conor out and looking to put an end to the McGregor Show, promising to "Make the UFC Great Again", and putting the focus back on Number 1 contenders, not fighters who can just sell fights.
The conference call between Conor and Eddie yesterday was incredible, with the insults flying, both fighters made their predictions, Conor saying that Eddie would never be the same after this fight, that his wife and children won't even recognize him, while Eddie continued to make it clear that he believes Conor is a charade, and that he will be exposed.
One thing I can say for sure is this fight will be electrifying, whether it last 1 minute, 1 round, or goes all 5, these two fighters are going to bring it.
Feel free to watch some of the conference call, the quality is pathetic I don't know why the UFC can't handle a simple conference call, but there is some real good stuff in there.