Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez For UFC Lightweight Title Set For UFC 205 In N.Y.

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. That theory was proven true yet again this week, as the UFC announced UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor vs. UFC Lightweight Eddie Alvarez for Alvarez’s 155-pound title as the main event for the UFC 205 pay-per-view in November.

Originally, it was believed that Alvarez would be defending his title against top-ranked contender Khabib Nurmagomedov at the show, however Alvarez reportedly missed the contract deadline, despite the fact Nurmagomedov claimed that he already signed his bout agreement for the proposed title fight.

And then “The Notorious” one struck.

McGregor took to social media last week and simply wrote, “Beg Me,” a comment directed to either the UFC or Alvarez, likely the former as opposed to the latter, regarding stepping up and fighting Alvarez at the November pay-per-view.

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor is scheduled to take place at the world-famous Madison Square Garden arena in New York City on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Join us here at MMANews.com on 11/12 for live coverage of the UFC 205 PPV!