Eddie Alvarez Predicts Conor McGregor Would Beat Justin Gaethje

Eddie Alvarez is in the unique position of having fought both Conor McGregor and Justin Gaethje in the UFC, and that’s left him with a strong opinion on who would win if they end up fighting.

“I think a knockout (for McGregor),” Alvarez told TheScore. “I was able to catch (Gaethje) quite a bit with punches, and you watch, Dustin (Poirier) was able to box him a little bit.”

Like Poirier, Alvarez was able to defeat Gaethje, finishing him by knockout courtesy of a third round knee after a back-and-forth battle.

However, ‘The Underground King’ wasn’t able to do the same thing against McGregor, losing out by a second round TKO, and he thinks that Gaethje might also struggle in a striking battle with him.

“The thing with Justin, if I thought he was going to implement a ground game and go in there and take Conor McGregor down and put him against the cage and do what Khabib did, or do what I intended to do, if he was going to implement that game, I would say, ‘Justin is going to do really well against him.’ Just standing for standing, is what I feel like it’ll end up being, there’s just too many mistakes Justin would end up making and Conor would be able to kind of capitalize.”

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