Eddie Alvarez Explains Why He Feels Conor McGregor Knocks Justin Gaethje Out

McGregor GaethjeEddie Alvarez is predicting Conor McGregor knocks out Justin Gaethje should they face each other next. Although Gaethje is expected to face Khabib Nurmagomedov in a title unification fight later this year, there is uncertainty in that regard especially with the former’s father in critical condition in the hospital. Should Nurmagomedov be unable to compete […]

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Eddie Alvarez is predicting Conor McGregor knocks out Justin Gaethje should they face each other next.

Although Gaethje is expected to face Khabib Nurmagomedov in a title unification fight later this year, there is uncertainty in that regard especially with the former’s father in critical condition in the hospital.

Should Nurmagomedov be unable to compete later this year, another option for Gaethje is facing McGregor, who has already called to face him.

Alvarez Expects McGregor To Triumph In Striking Battle

Alvarez, along with Donald Cerrone, is one who has faced both McGregor and Gaethje. He suffered a second-round TKO defeat to the Irishman at UFC 205 back in November 2016. However, he defeated Gaethje via third-round knockout a year later.

And based on his overall experience with the pair, he believes the fight will only go one way should it happen.

“I think a knockout,” Alvarez told The Score when asked how he saw McGregor beating Gaethje. “I was able to catch him [Gaethje] quite a bit with punches, and you watch Dustin [Poirier] was able to box him a little bit.

“The thing with Justin, if I thought he would implement a ground game and he was going to go in there and take Conor down and put him against the cage and do what Khabib did, or do what I intended to do, if he was going to implement that game, I would say, ‘oh, Justin is going to do really well against him.’ But just standing for standing, like a stand-up fight which is what I feel like it’ll end up being, I feel like there’s just too many mistakes that Justin would make and Conor would be able to kind of capitalize.”

Do you agree with Alvarez?

Eddie Alvarez Thinks Conor McGregor Would KO Justin Gaethje

Eddie Alvarez expects Conor McGregor to stop Justin Gaethje if the two ever share the Octagon. Alvarez fought both McGregor and Gaethje. He was stopped by the “Notorious” one but knocked out Gaethje. With McGregor believing that he’ll…

Eddie Alvarez expects Conor McGregor to stop Justin Gaethje if the two ever share the Octagon. Alvarez fought both McGregor and Gaethje. He was stopped by the “Notorious” one but knocked out Gaethje. With McGregor believing that he’ll eventually fight Gaethje, Alvarez has made a prediction. Alvarez Makes Prediction For Gaethje vs. McGregor James Lynch […]

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Lauren Murphy Claims Eddie Alvarez Was ‘Degrading’ To Women On TUF

AlvarezIt’s safe to say UFC women’s flyweight Lauren Murphy is not a fan of former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. Murphy was part of Alvarez’s team during The Ultimate Fighter 26 back in 2017 leading up to the latter’s fight with Justin Gaethje. However, she would choose to train on Gaethje’s team later on in the […]

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It’s safe to say UFC women’s flyweight Lauren Murphy is not a fan of former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez.

Murphy was part of Alvarez’s team during The Ultimate Fighter 26 back in 2017 leading up to the latter’s fight with Justin Gaethje. However, she would choose to train on Gaethje’s team later on in the season after clashing with Alvarez a number of times.

According to Murphy, a lot of what “The Underground King” did never showed up on camera and it included plenty of degrading behavior towards the female flyweights.

“He was really, really unkind to a lot of the women on that show, not just me, but a lot of the women,” Murphy told MMA Fighting’s The A-Side Chat. “I just happened to be the only one that would speak up or say anything about it, so it was that part that made it on air.”

“… He talked a lot of sh*t about the women, even the ones on his own team to the other women on his own team. When one woman would lose a fight, as soon as they walked out of the locker room, he would talk to the rest of the team about how they were quitters, they didn’t belong, they weren’t good enough to be there, they shouldn’t be there.

“I lost a fight, and the next day, he was like, ‘She’s not cut out for this sport.’ And he was telling my teammates that about me, and that’s not just me. He did that to all the women.”

Murphy went on to add that Alvarez never really respected any of the women, adding that one night he and a friend came to the house all of them were staying at and were drinking and watching fights without interacting with them in what she detailed as a “super bizarre” experience.

“… He treated us like we were all a bunch of jokes, like we were just stupid little girls with our stupid little game for our stupid little competition,” Murphy added. “He would be really degrading toward us.”

Alvarez has since joined ONE Championship and is yet to respond to these allegations at the time of writing.

Murphy, meanwhile, is currently on a two-fight winning streak with her latest victory coming in a split decision verdict against Andrea Lee at UFC 247 in February.

What do you make of Murphy’s revelations?

ONE Championship Postpones All Events Through May Due To COVID-19

Demetrious Johnson will have to wait a little longer to fight for ONE Championship’s flyweight title. The promotion announced on Monday that they have been forced to postpone all events through May due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “All May events fo…

Demetrious Johnson will have to wait a little longer to fight for ONE Championship’s flyweight title. The promotion announced on Monday that they have been forced to postpone all events through May due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “All May events for ONE Championship will be postponed until further notice due to the recent COVID-19 developments […]

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Demetrious Johnson Headlines ONE Championship’s First Official Ranking

ONE Championship announced its first official athlete rankings for select weight divisions across mixed martial arts, kickboxing and muay thai on Monday…

ONE Championship announced its first official athlete rankings for select weight divisions across mixed martial arts, kickboxing and muay thai on Monday…

Eddie Alvarez Thinks Conor McGregor Would Knock Out Tony Ferguson

Eddie AlvarezFormer UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez believes Conor McGregor would knockout Tony Ferguson if they fought. Alvarez famously lost his title to the Irishman at UFC 205 in November 2016. McGregor put in a punch perfect display to take become a dual weight UFC champion inside two rounds. The performance clearly made a lasting impression […]

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Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez believes Conor McGregor would knockout Tony Ferguson if they fought.

Alvarez famously lost his title to the Irishman at UFC 205 in November 2016. McGregor put in a punch perfect display to take become a dual weight UFC champion inside two rounds. The performance clearly made a lasting impression on Alvarez who is backing McGregor to do the same to Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje.

Speaking to The Score Alvarez made the claim but also said he does not think McGregor will ever be able to beat Khabib Nurmagomedov, he said.

“I think Conor would put Tony away. I’d like to see him fight Gaethje, but I’m off the belief he beats Gaethje, but I would like to see the fight. I’d still like to see it. I don’t like the style matchup for him with Khabib. I don’t think he has enough experience in that realm to overcome Khabib at any point.” (Transcribed by BJPenn.com)

Since beating Alvarez, McGregor has been largely inactive in MMA. ‘Notorious’ has fought just two times inside the octagon. He lost against bitter rival and current lightweight champion Nurmagmedov by fourth-round submission in October 2018. Earlier this year he fought again, this time emerging victorious against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. McGregor needed just 40 seconds to take out the MMA veteran and record his first UFC win since beating Alvarez over three years ago.

Meanwhile, Ferguson and Gaethje have become the two most likely challengers to Nurmagomedov’s throne. The lightweight contenders were due to meet at UFC 249 on April 18. They will now face off at the rearranged card on May 9 instead. It’ll be a fight to crown a new interim champion and decipher who is next in line for the undefeated Russian.

Do you agree with Eddie Alvarez? Would Conor McGregor take out Tony Ferguson if they fought?