Alvarez Believes McGregor Is Desperate
Since his entrance into the UFC, Conor McGregor has successfully riled up and enraged most his opponents in the build-up to his fights. Eddie Alvarez, McGregor’s current foe, believes that this time it is the Irishman that is too emotionally invested in the fight.
Alvarez and McGregor took part in a media conference call on Friday, during which McGregor attacked Alvarez on a number of personal levels, including mentions of the lightweight’s champion’s wife and children.
According to Alvarez, McGregor’s personal attacks are a sign that he is growing desperate ahead of their UFC 205 clash.
"Conor McGregor — this guy is so offensive minded and never on the defense that whenever you put him on the defense, he gets so flustered and so upset," Alvarez said on the new episode of UFC Embedded. "At a certain point in our press conference call he got desperate. He started talking about my wife and kids and things like that. That for me is just a sign of desperation. You don’t talk about another man’s family unless you’re like through the roof pissed off."
The lightweight champ takes comfort in seeing McGregor resort to such ugly verbal tactics. He believes that forcing McGregor int a position where he has to defend himself will be equally important when the two face off in the cage.
"If we were in a fight and I was putting him on the defense, I looked at this like this man is just closing his eyes throwing bolo’s. Just to see him cross that, it’s good. It’s a good sign for me."
McGregor and Alvarez will fight at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, Nov. 12.