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Common Opponent Eddie Alvarez Gives Damning Prediction For Conor McGregor Vs. Justin Gaethje

Common Opponent Eddie Alvarez Gives Damning Prediction For Conor McGregor Vs. Justin Gaethje

Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has tipped Conor McGregor to knockout Justin Gaethje in a potential showdown.

A super-fight between McGregor and Gaethje has been mooted following the American's sensational victory over Tony Ferguson at UFC 249.

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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.

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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."

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Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor Mcgregor, Justin Gaethje, UFC News, Tony Ferguson, Fight News, UFC, eddie alvarez, MMA

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Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.