According to UFC Lightweight contender Eddie Alvarez not only is there a way to beat UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor, there’s a specific style that if correctly implemented, would make it look easy.
Alvarez spoke about the proper game plan needed to beat “The Notorious” Irishman during his appearance on Monday’s edition of “The MMA Hour.”
“For me, it’s a very simple fight for [Rafael dos Anjos] to win, but he needs to implement a ground attack. If he don’t, I honestly feel like he can get knocked out, just like the other guys Conor was able to knock out. But he can’t allow it to be mostly of a striking [contest].
“I hate when guys who are from a BJJ background and a good wrestling background abandon their whole base and their whole fundamental because a lot of guys around them are telling them that they’re really good strikers. I hope RDA doesn’t do that. I hope he sticks to what he’s good at and wins the fight in a dominant fashion the way he can, the way I feel like a lot of guys can that aren’t doing it against Conor.”
The former Bellator Lightweight Champion elaborated when breaking down McGregor’s recent victory over Chad Mendes.
“There’s a simple way to win against this guy and nobody seems to be doing it. It’s really frustrating to watch. I feel like he’ll look foolish. I honestly feel it could be an embarrassment. It could be like everyone in the crowd going, ‘Wow, that was it? Why didn’t anybody else do that?’ It could be that surprising to people. That’s how I feel. We just haven’t seen him there.”
“Let’s talk about that for one second. Mendes is primarily a wrestler, correct? Primarily a wrestler. In order to implement a wrestling attack, it takes a ton of energy and a ton of conditioning and energy. You can’t roll off the couch and implement a wrestling attack against a guy. It’s just not going to happen. You need to be conditioned. You need to be in shape. If you’re a wrestler and you’re rolling off the couch and going to fight, essentially, you have no weapons. You have none. Your only weapon wrestling is no good because you’re not conditioned.”
In closing, Alvarez made it clear that he is frustrated and ready to see someone end the “whole goddamn spectacle” that is Conor McGregor.
“The guy hasn’t been in the fight we need to see him in. Nobody’s implemented an attack and when someone does, it’s over. This whole show’s over. The whole goddamn spectacle’s over. I don’t know why no one’s doing it. It’s very frustrating.”