Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) commentator Joe Rogan claims he knows who superstar Conor McGregor will fight next. Rogan has spent 19 years in the UFC as a color commentator and revealed that McGregor will fight Eddie Alvarez at the historical UFC 205 event in Madison Square Garden in New York.
UFC 205 will take place for the first time at the world famous venue and according to Rogan, authorities will want it to be headlined by their biggest star.
"I know a little something that I wish I could tell, it's a interesting fight, man. If it happens, allegedly at Madison Square Garden... If it happens, allegedly in a couple of months... But if it does happen, Eddie's a big boy. He can grapple," Rogan was quoted as saying by Metro.
Alvarez who is the current UFC Lightweight champion came into prominence after beating Rafael dos Anjos for the title on 7 July at UFC Fight Night 90 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The American has a 28-4, win-loss record with 15 of those wins coming via knockout.
"He (Eddie) is a f*****g grinder and whatever endurance issues Conor may have, he better iron those f*****g out before you go to town with that guy," the 49-year-old added.
McGregor beat Nate Diaz in their rematch at UFC 202, but is currently serving a medical suspension due to injuries suffered during the fight. The Irish superstar injured his left foot and ankle and was seen using crutches post the fight.
The 28-year-old is keen on fighting Diaz for a third time – in what is being called the "trilogy fight" – however, UFC president Dana White has confirmed that the match will be happening any time soon. Instead, he has asked McGregor to focus on defending his featherweight title. Current interim featherweight title holder Jose Aldo is reportedly the next in line to face McGregor, but there is no confirmation on the fight as of now.