Eddie Alvarez on Conor McGregor: “He’s not a championship fighter”

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Eddie Alvarez

“Conor couldn’t even win for two rounds. If he has to deal with any amount of adversity, how’s he going to end up winning? He was beating the [expletive] out of Nate. If you can’t win for two rounds, how are you going to be in a fight with Nate Diaz. [McGregor] was winning. He was beating the [expletive] out of him. And he couldn’t keep up with his own winning. That was odd to me… He’s not a championship fighter, you know what I mean? He’s a one or two-round guy. He’ll be a lifer, I think, in three-rounders. If he ever decides to do five-rounders or go past to five, I think most of his fights are going to look like [the first Diaz fight]. He’s going to take a dump.”

-Eddie Alvarez gives his thoughts on Conor McGregor’s UFC 196 loss to Nate Diaz in an interview with MMAFighting.com.

Penick’s Analysis: I don’t think it’s fair to generalize McGregor’s ability to fight in a five round fight off him fading at UFC 196. That was a very unique fight for him and something different than we’d seen from him at any other point in his UFC run. A cardio issue like that can be adjusted, especially if he’s competing at an optimum weight, which 170 lbs was not for him. Expect something much different the next time we see him.

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