The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will host its biggest fight at the Madison Square Garden in New York when Conor McGregor will take on Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title on 12 November.
The featherweight champion remains confident of beating the American fighter, who is the current lightweight champion in the historic debut fight in New York. McGregor has warned Alvarez that he will "rearrange his facial structure," which will make it difficult for his wife and kids to recognise the Philadelphia-born UFC star.
Alvarez and McGregor have been involved in a war of words as the two fighters prepare for the biggest bout in UFC in New York in a week's time. He earlier predicted that his fight with "The Notorious" is set to end in the similar fashion the latter lost to Nate Diaz at UFC 196.
However, the Irish mixed martial artist is of the different view and claims that the upcoming bout between the pair is set to be Alvarez's last fight.
"I'm going to toy with this man. I'm going to really, truly rearrange his facial structure. His wife and kids won't recognise him again," McGregor explained, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
"He will not fight after this. He will not look the same. He will not think the same. He says this is the easiest contest. I will punish him for those words. I will retire him this fight.
"He's been through a hell of a lot or wars. But this will be it for you. You're going to be badly, badly hurt Eddie," he concluded.
McGregor has a chance to become the first UFC fighter to hold two titles at the same time, if he goes on to win the fight against the 32-year-old. The UFC has already released the promotional video for the fight, which is set to be one of the biggest bouts in the history of the event.
The lineup for the UFC 205 is given below:
Main Card event
- Eddie Alvarez v Conor McGregor – for lightweight title
- Tyron Woodley v Stephen Thompson – for welterweight title
- Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz – for strawweight title
- Yoel Romero v Chris Weidman
- Donald Cerrone v Kelvin Gastelum
- Raquel Pennington v Miesha Tate
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
- Frankie Edgar v Jeremy Stephens
- Michael Johnson v Khabib Nurmagomedov
- Rashad Evans v Tim Kennedy
- Vicente Luque v Belal Muhammad
PRELIMINARY CARD (Fight Pass)
- Thiago Alves v Jim Miller
- Tim Boetsch v Rafael Natal
- Liz Carmouche v Katlyn Chookagian