Eddie Alvarez says Conor McGregor is a good fighter who lacks the will of a champion
Published: 17.10.2016 • 14:22
Despite the fact that Conor McGregor is the UFC lightweight champ, Eddie Alvarez does not believe that the Irish fighter possesses the qualities of a true champion.
On November 12 at UFC 205, McGregor will fight Alvarez for lightweight belt and try to get the two titles at the same time. However, Alvarez believes that ‘The Notorious’ is still not a really challenge for him.
“Technically, I think Conor’s a good fighter. He probably does a lot of drills so technically he’s sound, but for me, fighting after a certain point, technique doesn’t matter in a championship fight. It comes down to will, it comes down to spirit and your willingness to win the fight. I think that’s the main ingredient to what makes a champion and I think that’s what he’s missing. I honestly feel that’s what he’s missing. He’s very technical, he’s a clean good fighter for a round, round and a half, but when you get deeper into a fight we’ve all seen him in moments of adversity and it doesn’t look good to me–it doesn’t look like championship caliber. It doesn’t look like someone who’s willing to take a beating and get on that stool and come back out and give it back to the guy.”