Eddie Alvarez Expects Conor McGregor To Do ‘Really Well’ In Potential BKFC Crossover

Alvarez likes McGregor's chances in the bare-knuckle ring.

Eddie Conor
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Conor McGregor to the BKFC? 

Wait, What?

That’s what’s everyone is talking about after the UFC superstar faced off with ‘Platinum’ Mike Perry at BKFC 41. It’s a big question on if McGregor will ever go to BKFC to fight Perry, but the bigger question is how would the Irishman do, from inside the ring. 

And who would know how to answer that question than the McGregor opponent who was massively outboxed in their fight at UFC 205: Eddie Alvarez. 

Alvarez, who was victorious at BKFC 41, says ‘The Notorious’ would also succeed in the gritty realm of bare-knuckle boxing. 

“I think Conor’s boxing is phenomenal,” Alvarez said on The MMA Hour. “He’s really rangy, like awkwardly rangy. He’s shorter. He’s not tall, but his knuckles drag. He has really long reach for his size. I think he’d do well. I think he’d do really well and his team behind him, Owen Roddy and his boxing crew, they’re intelligent. They’re smart. They pick up stuff. — I think they’d do really well.

“The clinch is a little different. It’s f*cking junkyard dog sh*t, so the cleaner boxer doesn’t always win in this sport. I’ve seen championship boxers get out-dogged and beat up in the clinch and get knocked out or knocked down, so it’s not always the cleaner, better boxer that prevails, but I think he’d do just fine.”

‘The Underground King’ On McGregor Being In His Court.

Along with predicting a bright potential future for McGregor in the BKFC ring, Alvarez commented on the fact that McGregor watched his fight with Chad ‘Money’ Mendes live.

“For him, he’s a winner already,” Alvarez said of McGregor’s presence cageside. “He beat both of us. He shows up with his f*cking whiskey, rich and doing nice sh*t, and good, I wish the best for everyone in this sport.

“It’s a very difficult life, it’s very difficult to make money, and when he’s done what he’s done for himself and for the sport and for his family, I’m all for it. I have no animosity to any of my opponents. We’re all in this crazy, uncertain life journey. It’s difficult, and if you can do what he did, I’m all for you.”

Published on May 2, 2023 at 12:07 am
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