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UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor [Press Conference]

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New York, NY – On Thursday afternoon, the Ultimate Fighting Championship [UFC] held their press conference at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Moderated by UFC President Dana White, all six main event fighters were present. Here’s the lineup…

UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will face the UFC’s badboy and current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor. Also putting up his title on the line is the underrated UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.

He’ll face the determined and skilled fighter Stephen Thompson. The third championship fight of the evening features UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk defending her title against Karolina Kowalkiewicz.

Before these fighters actually throw down on Saturday night, all they can is lick their chops and salivate for their fight to arrive. As exciting as the card looks on paper, Thursday’s press conference was about Alvarez and McGregor.

During the press conference, it was evident that neither fighter has no love for each other. McGregor dressed in a fur coat that would have made former Harlem mob boss Frank Lucas made vulgar remarks towards Alvarez as he took the champion’s belt and placed it beside his featherweight belt. The more his legions of supporters chanted his name and famous soccer chant of Olé, Olé, Olé, the rowdier McGregor became.

To be fair, Alvarez has his supporters who chanted, Eddie. Throughout the press conference, Alvarez appeared unfazed. If anything, he had the look many of us has had when we wanted to slap a brash individual like McGregor. For all the talks about McGregor’s supportets, Alvarez isn’t going to be alone.

Number one, he’s an East Coast fighter out of Philly. Number two, he’s Puerto Rican and the last time I checked, there isn’t a shortage of Puerto Ricans in my city. Should Alvarez silence McGregor, he’ll join the ranks of boxer Miguel Cotto and other Puerto Rican fighters who have fought in the Garden.

Come Saturday, Alvarez needs to win. Of course that is easier said than done.

Photo Credit: UFC

Photo Credit: UFC

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