If Conor McGregor and Justin Gaethje collide within the Octagon, Eddie Alvarez believes McGregor will come out on prime.
Gaethje, who captured the interim light-weight title with a win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 249, has been referred to as out by McGregor a number of occasions since, renewing discussions a couple of potential battle between them.
Alvarez, after all, has fought each males, dropping to McGregor by knockout, and beating Gaethje by knockout, so he’s uniquely suited to weigh in on this potential matchup.
He did so in a dialog with TheScore
“I believe a knockout (for McGregor),” Alvarez mentioned (transcript through MMA Junkie). “I used to be in a position to catch (Gaethje) fairly a bit with punches, and also you watch, Dustin (Poirier) was in a position to field him somewhat bit.
“The factor with Justin, if I believed he was going to implement a floor sport and go in there and take Conor McGregor down and put him in opposition to the cage and do what Khabib did, or do what I meant to do, if he was going to implement that sport, I’d say, ‘Justin goes to do very well in opposition to him,’” Alvarez added. “Simply standing for standing, is what I really feel prefer it’ll find yourself being, there’s simply too many errors Justin would find yourself making and Conor would have the ability to type of capitalize.”
Eddie Alvarez, who’s the previous Bellator and UFC light-weight champ, parted methods with the UFC and signed with ONE Championship. He’s gone 1-1 within the Singapore-based promotion, succumbing to punches from Timofey Nastyukhin in his debut, and defeating the previous champion Eduard Folayang in his subsequent outing. His subsequent battle isn’t official however he’s possible fairly near a shot on the promotion’s light-weight champ Christian Lee.
What do you consider his prediction for a possible Justin Gaethje vs. Conor McGregor battle?