UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez appeared on “UFC Tonight” to discuss his UFC 205 main event with Conor McGregor.
Alvarez on what it means to be fighting at UFC 205: “It’s a blessing. We’re about to do something really special in three days.”
Alvarez on if he feels pressure being the last person to walk at UFC 205: “No pressure. We fight three times a week at our gym. This is just another day for me and another opponent. This guy is weaker than the guys I fight.”
Alvarez on McGregor’s hype: “I’m a fighter. I see what’s real and what’s not. What I see in the Octagon is a scrawny, skinny Irishman who’s about to get a beat down. We’re going to change a lot of minds on Saturday night. The plan is set, the preparation is done and the execution is upon us.”
Alvarez on McGregor’s talk: “It’s self-talk. His talk is him trying to convince himself. No one has done it to me, ever. You’re going to hear the words ‘And Still’ on Saturday night.”