UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is undergoing intense training in preparation for his upcoming fight against the lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205. Reports claimed that the Irish fighter was knocked out cold in a sparring match and broke his nose.
One month before UFC 205, Conor McGregor is currently at SBG headquarters in Ireland, where he prepares for his bout against Eddie Alvarez. ‘The Notorious’ eyes to make history by becoming the world’s first dual weight UFC champion. It was not the first time that ‘The Notorious’ aim for the record.
Recalling in March, Conor McGregor challenged former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 196. Unfortunately, Dos Anjos was pulled out from the fight after breaking his foot and was replaced by Nate Diaz. This marked the start of the McGregor-Diaz rivalry, who are already tied at 1-1 after the Irish fighter won at UFC 202.
UFC president Dana White admitted that he tried to oppose the upcoming fight between Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez. Before the announcement was made, White wanted McGregor to defend the featherweight title against interim champion Jose Aldo while lightweight No. 1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov patiently waited for Alvarez.
Now that the fight is official, both fighters are expected to go all out where Alvarez eyes to succeed in his first title defense while McGregor targets to become a dual weight UFC champion. The Irish fighter was reportedly having an intense training in Ireland and was knocked out cold during a sparring match.
Quite sure this could have an effect on his training camp. Alvarez has great striking technique. Could make his #UFC205 bout a disaster.
— #Dizz © (@TalkMMA) October 10, 2016
When Eddie Alvarez defeated Rafael Dos Anjos, he has shown an impressive stand-up performance which could give McGregor a big problem in their upcoming bout. Conor McGregor is surely familiarizing himself with the capability of lightweight fighters and it’s normal for him to be overwhelmed with such power. However, there is no official confirmation if the report claiming that he was knocked out is true.
Free tip – Just because its on the Internet doesn't mean its true 😂
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) October 10, 2016
Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez are scheduled to headline the UFC 205 event on November 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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