Conor McGregor is known for his bold predictions and in a Q&A session on the LadsBible Facebook page earlier this weekend, he may have just made his boldest.
Having previously promised to finish Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 on November 12 in the first round, the Irishman described how he thinks the fight will go down, and whether Alvarez will give him any difficulties whatsoever.
“I don’t think he poses any threat,” McGregor said. “He’s a tough kid. He’s got some good fights, some good experience. I’m expecting to come in and fight with his heart, but I don’t see it going well for him. I see him unconscious.
“My fist is bigger than his head. I will plant him with a shot and goodnight. I feel it’s going to end early and It’s going to be devastating.”
McGregor then went on to taunt Alvares and say that fighting in New York would be like fighting on home soil. This no doubt will have sat not sat well with Alvarez who is known for taking great pride in his Philadelphian roots.
“New York is mine,” McGregor said. “The Irish built New York. We run the entire East Coast. Where Eddie is actually from, Philadelphia, the Irish have been running Philadelphia for a long time. The Irish mafia has strong links in there. I know he knows about my people. I know he knows about who we are. It’s an honor to fight on my home soil.”
McGregor is currently training back in Dublin, Ireland for the fight at this home Straight Blast Gym.
— Jim Edwards (@MMA_Jim) October 15, 2016
In two weeks time, McGregor will make the trip across the pond to give himself plenty of time to get used to the five hour time difference before he takes on Alvarez in a historic matchup for the UFC lightweight title.
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Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Official for UFC 220
UFC 220 in Boston, Massachusetts has its main event. Stipe Miocic (17-2) will put his belt on the line for the third time against rising heavyweight star, Francis Ngannou (11-1)
Rumors surrounded the match-up for UFC 220 after Ngannou’s first round knockout over Alistair Overeem, at UFC 218. The Cameroonian heavyweight called for the fight himself. In his octagon interview proceeding his most recent victory, Ngannou stated:
“I’m feeling good… I’m on my way to a title shot”.
— UFC (@ufc) December 10, 2017
The heavy handed Ngannou has finished all of his opponents in all of his six UFC bouts. A streak which includes a kimura submission over Anthony Hamilton and a TKO victory against former UFC heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski. Overall, he holds a ten fight win streak. His only defeat came by way of unanimous decision to Zoumana Cisse, in his second professional MMA fight.
If victorious, Ngannou would become the first African-born champion in UFC history.
Not to be diminished, Stipe Miocic rides his a streak of his own into the beantown match-up. Five consecutive wins, five knockouts and the past four of which, ended in the first round. A victory in Boston for the champ would make him the longest reigning heavyweight champion in UFC history. Currently, Miocic is one of three heavyweights, in the promotions entirety, whom has successfully defended the belt twice.
UFC 220 will be held at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on January 20th, 2018. The pay-per-view (PPV) card will also feature light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, as he faces challenger Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir.
Ladies Fight Night 7: “Double Trouble” Preview
Polish women’s federation Ladies Fight Night is going to celebrate their second birthday this year on the 15th to 17th of December. Two days, two events with a lot of great bouts.
LFN in Poland is being titled the new Invicta FC. The Polish owners created this federation to give European women a chance to fight on a big platform.
Hosting their first ever event in December 2015, LFN will hold two great cards next week, that will feature women who have fought under many prestigious promotions, such as the UFC, Invicta, Bellator, Glory, and Kunlun.
Two days of fantastic fights, intensified by a double dose of sports impressions. The name is not accidental, LFN 7 / LFN 8 combines two events, during which the best Polish fighters will be shown, as well as the best fighters from Europe (including France, Sweden, Italy, the Czech Republic and Romania)
The stakes are high, and we are electrified by the clashes between warriors such as Żaneta Cieśla vs Silvia La Notte and Patricia Axling vs. Cindy Silvestri. Mainly due to their vastness of their experience in the cage.
In the fight of the evening, the talented Romanian Cristina Stanciu will face Magdaléna Šormovádo. Stanciu fought twice in the UFC, but she was unfortunately cut from the promotion after suffering consecutive losses to Cortney Casey and Maryna Moroz.
Judyta Rymarzak vs Marta Waliczek is an amazing fight between two experienced kickboxers. Both making their pro MMA debuts on the night, we will witness a one-of-a-kind duel between two kickboxing perfectionists, as they look to transcend their skills into the MMA world.
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