Conor McGregor's potential future in bare-knuckle boxing has become a hot topic among many enthusiasts of this sport. The Irishman is convinced that he can do great things there, but the fans of this sport are not. However, his former opponent, Eddie Alvarez, expressed optimism about McGregor and his performances in this sport in an interview with the media.
Alvarez thinks Conor could do big things in bare-knuckle boxing. “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. That bouncy, back-and-forth-tag-you’re-it style makes for a very good bareknuckle fighter. Conor has that style. I think he would do well, just a matter of if he’s able to get out of that contract and make something happen”.
- Alvarez told Morning Kombat, as quoted by mmajunkieusatoday.com!
Conor McGregor and several individuals from the UFC world came to watch Alvarez's match, as well as other matches that evening. Eddie thinks it's a great thing for bare-knuckle boxing.
Namely, many come to watch UFC because it entertains them. On the other hand, UFC fighters come to watch bare-knuckle, because it is a higher level compared to the UFC. (when we look at the rules). “I don’t think it was a crash of the party.
I think it made the party. We had Conor there, we had Kamaru Usman, Trevor Wittman and Justin Gaethje, I mean the list goes on and on. That just proves that MMA fighters and the UFC fighters and all these other promotions is where all these other athletes go to be entertained, right? Football players, baseball players, basketball players.
They go to the UFC to be entertained. Where do the fighters go to be entertained? They go to bareknuckle. There’s levels to it. Fighters also want to be entertained, but we’re desensitized by boxing and MMA. There’s too many rules.
We go to bareknuckle to be entertained. That’s where we get our rocks off. It was good to see the highest level of martial artist around the ring and be fairly entertained”.
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