“Not taking shots to give shots,” Former UFC champion boldly predicts Conor McGregor’s fighting style would fit well in Bare Knuckle

Former UFC opponent Eddie Alvarez believes that superstar Conor McGregor would perform well in the BKFC. Alvarez listed out the key skills needed in the BKFC.

“Not taking shots to give shots,” Former UFC champion boldly predicts Conor McGregor’s fighting style would fit well in Bare Knuckle

Eddie Alvarez on Conor McGregor in the BKFC ( Image via X/ Imago )

Former UFC champion Eddie Alvarez said Conor McGregor‘s fighting style would be well-suited for the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC). Alvarez expressed that McGregor’s approach, characterized by strategic striking and precision, could thrive in gloveless competition.

Eddie Alvarez has a 1-0-0 record in the BKFC. In his recent interview with Morning Kombat, this is what Alvarez said:

I think he has a good style for it just because like I said, that fencing style where you’re in and out, and you’re not taking shots to give shots, and you’re not kind of Mexican fighting. I would say that’s conducive for bare-knuckle.
Eddie Alvarez via Morning Kombat.

Conor McGregor attended BKFC 41, sparking speculation about his potential involvement in the BKFC. McGregor’s unexpected presence raised questions about a potential BKFC fight, with Joe Rogan expressing enthusiasm for a match against Mike Perry. Fighters like Buakaw Banchamek expressed interest in welcoming him to the BKFC ring. UFC did not protest McGregor’s BKFC appearance, leaving fans curious about the fighter’s potential venture into bare-knuckle boxing.

Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez faced off at UFC 205 in November of 2016 at Madison Square Garden. McGregor defeated Alvarez in the second round, becoming the first fighter in UFC history to simultaneously hold titles in two weight classes. This historic win marked McGregor’s achievement in the featherweight and lightweight divisions. The fight showcased McGregor’s striking prowess and his ability to control the octagon. The victory further solidified McGregor’s status as one of the most prominent figures in mixed martial arts.

Conor McGregor’s boxing rematch against Floyd Mayweather

Conor McGregor’s boxing coach, Phil Sutcliffe, expressed a desire for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather. The boxing coach was confident that the outcome would be different with him in McGregor’s corner. McGregor shared this sentiment, regretting not having Sutcliffe in his corner during their previous encounter in 2017.

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Conor McGregor went 10 rounds with Floyd Mayweather in debut boxing match ( Image source: Twitter )

Sutcliffe believes that his coaching could alter the dynamics of a rematch, implying a potential shift in McGregor’s performance. In an interview with talkSPORT, Sutcliffe said:

He's a little bit older, Mayweather, and Conor's a little bit wiser. On the stats from the first fight he hit Mayweather more than any other fighter in history. And I know things but I'm not going to say them on here, but of course it would be different.
Phil Sutcliffe via talkSPORT.

Mayweather has plans for a rematch in 2023, though with another fighter. McGregor has teased the possibility of a rematch while ensuring his return to the UFC. Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated Conor McGregor by TKO in the 10th round of the fight. The fight generated significant hype and attention, with both fighters engaging in memorable trash talk before the match. A rematch between the two combat sports legends would be a highly welcomed event.

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