Common Opponent Eddie Alvarez Gives Damning Prediction For Conor McGregor Vs. Justin Gaethje
A super-fight between McGregor and Gaethje has been mooted following the American's sensational victory over Tony Ferguson at UFC 249.
Justin Gaethje landed :one::four::three: significant strikes against Tony Ferguson at over 70% accuracy :dart:
Power and precision with lethal results! :punch: pic.twitter.com/J1fq1HiR35
- UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) May 11, 2020
The two dangerous lightweights have exchanged verbal jabs on Twitter and if a UFC fight does come to fruition, common opponent Alvarez is backing McGregor.
Alvarez fought both McGregor and Gaethje during his spell in the UFC. He suffered a crushing defeat to the Irishman to surrender his UFC lightweight title but stopped 'The Highlight' two fights later.
Speaking about a possible McGregor vs. Gaethje UFC bout, 'The Underground King' said: "I think a knockout (for McGregor)," he told theScore.
"I was able to catch (Gaethje) quite a bit with punches, and you watch, Dustin (Poirier) was able to box him a little bit.
"The thing with Justin, if I thought he was going to implement a ground game and go in there and take Conor McGregor down and put him against the cage and do what Khabib did, or do what I intended to do, if he was going to implement that game, I would say, 'Justin is going to do really well against him.'
"Just standing for standing, is what I feel like it'll end up being, there's just too many mistakes Justin would end up making and Conor would be able to kind of capitalise."
Justin Gaethje (@Justin_Gaethje) says Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) is still a star but he's lost clout and respect within the actual fight game.
"You don't get to fight me next." pic.twitter.com/kco4VoEvN2
- Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) May 15, 2020