Al­varez prom­ises to si­lence McGre­gor fans at UFC 205

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Ed­die Al­varez is con­fi­dent that he can si­lence Conor McGre­gor’s vo­cal sup­port by over­com­ing the pop­u­lar Ir­ish­man at UFC 205. The American will de­fend his light­weight ti­tle at Madi­son Square Gar­dens and de­spite be­ing the home fighter will likely have less sup­port than McGre­gor. “I’m here to rep­re­sent the beast coast, east coast,” Al­varez said at the cer­e­mo­nial weigh-in which was well at­tended by McGre­gor sup­port­ers. “I’m gonna si­lence ev­ery one of you.” McGre­gor mean­while is hop­ing to make his­tory by be­com­ing the first fighter in UFC his­tory to hold two belts at the same time. The 28-year-old is al­ready the feath­er­weight cham­pion and is look­ing to add the light­weight strap to his col­lec­tion. “I feel great at this weight,” said McGre­gor. “Ob­vi­ously, it’s tougher to get to feath­er­weight, but I think it’s crazy to they say I can’t get to feath­er­weight any­more. I can de­fend them both.” The UFC 205 main card will start at 7am UAE time, with McGet­ti­gans, Orig­i­nal Wings and Rings and UFC gym all screen­ing the ac­tion.

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