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Eddie Alvarez: Conor McGegor Ain’t Sniffing at This Belt

September 30, 2016 | Posted by Larry Csonka

– UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez recently spoke with about his UFC 205 title defense against Conor McGegor. Here are the highlights…

On Fighting Conor McGregor: “I’m a prize fighter. This will be the biggest prize to date but here’s the thing: he wants my belt. He says, ‘beg, beg, beg’ but he wants my belt. My money’s already my money. It’s already cashed, there ain’t nothing he’s gonna do about that. It’s my money. The belt, he ain’t sniffing at this belt. He ain’t got a shot at this belt. So I’m getting what I want at the end of the day. He will not get what he wants.”

On McGregor’s Choice of Opponents: “He’s single-handedly picked the best style matchups for himself all throughout his reign in the UFC. If you look carefully, you understand that this guy hasn’t put himself against a guy that can threaten him on the ground. The only one he’s done that against is Chad Mendes on late notice because he had to. Other than that, he fought off stand up fighters who don’t do ground attacks at all. So he got to be able to be himself and not have to adjust ever to anybody else’s strengths.”