The Irish MMA star said that Alvarez poses him no threat and also had some choice words for the WWE roster
Conor McGregor expects an easy fight as he moves up a weight class to take on Eddie Alvarez in the headline event at UFC 205 in November .
The Irish MMA star is hoping to become the first ever fighter to hold UFC belts in two separate weight classes, and had some disparaging words for Alvarez, who he will face in the octagon on November 12th in New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
Speaking in a live Facebook video Q&A for the Lad Bible, McGregor said: “I don’t think he poses any threat.
“He’s tough, he’s a tough kid. He’s got some good fights under his belt, good experience.
“I’m expecting him to come in and fight with his heart but I don’t see it going well for him. I feel he will be unconscious.”
Asked if his brand of psychological warfare verges on disrespectful, he said: “This is the fight business, I’m not going out thinking ‘psychological warfare’.
“That last press conference… I walked in happy, positively. I’m set for life. I am set for life. My family will never go hungry.
“I just wanted to enjoy it. Then they try and come at me, the whole lot of me. But if you want to come at the king you better be prepared because the king will come and take you out.
“It’s all fair in this business. Anything goes in this game. It’s a ruthless business. And I’m the most ruthless.”
When asked about disparaging comments he made towards the WWE roster earlier this year, he again reiterated his disdain for professional wrestling.
“Yeah – they’re dweebs! The whole lot of them,” he said.
Asked if he would ever make the switch from UFC to WWE in the future, McGregor said: “Maybe as CEO – maybe to take Vince out of the chair. But I don’t know.”
While Ronda Rousey is the only UFC fighter to appear in WWE after featuring in Wrestlemania 31 alongside The Rock last year, several wrestlers have made the transition to UFC competition, including Brock Lesnar and CM Punk – who lost his long-awaited debut fight at UFC 203 to Mickey Gall.
McGregor’s last fight was at UFC 202 in August, where he got revenge over welterweight fighter Nate Diaz after the American forced him to submit at UFC 196 in March – that’s still the only blemish in is UFC career, which currently reads 8-1 (20-3 MMA).