UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is rumored to fight Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 for the lightweight title. However, a report claiming that the Irish fighter suffered an injury created a doubt in the fight.
From the time UFC 205 was announced, there is a belief among MMA fans that Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez will be headlining the event. Since McGregor succeeded to take revenge against Nate Diaz at UFC 202, there are speculations that he will be fighting the lightweight champion if he will not be returning back to the featherweight division.
UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez challenged McGregor on a Twitter post saying “Let’s do this @TheNotoriousMMA I’m ready !! Your future’s not bright enjoy this one while it lasts . #ItsAllOver”. It did not take long before the Irish fighter reacts and made a brief, crushing response.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 21, 2016
Though most MMA fans would want to see McGregor fighting Alvarez, UFC president Dana White revealed that the lightweight champion will be facing Khabib Nurmagomedov.
— Dana White (@danawhite) September 21, 2016
According to MMA Weekly, when the fight between Alvarez and Nurmagomedov spreads, reports are saying the McGregor was nursing a leg injury, preventing him from fighting at UFC 205. However, another report said that the Irish fighter is ‘fine’ and ready to fight at the November 12 event.
So far, there is no official confirmation regarding who will be headlining the UFC 205 event. Nurmagomedov said in his Twitter post that they are only waiting for Alvarez to sign. The Russian fighter also said that he will finish the lightweight champion ‘fast and with no pain’.
Officials will be scheduling a UFC 205 press conference on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. UFC president Dana White is expected to reveal the full fight card for the November 12 event.
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