UFC's White Sets Deadline on Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight

Solenn Plantier
Mai 12, 2017

Alvarez, 33, overwhelmed and battered Rafael dos Anjos to win the lightweight strap a year ago but lost the belt in his first title defense against McGregor.

"It took a little while [to get over], the whole UFC 205 thing", he told PhillyVoice earlier this week. "I've just got to do whatever the (expletive) I want to do". I have no... either way, it doesn't matter to me. I needed to forgive myself.

"I might wear an Eagles jersey", he said with a smile. I sat around longer than what I would've like to.

"He makes a bunch of things up about why he's not fighting me, or why he doesn't want to fight me", Alvarez says. It was hard for me. "Conor is having a baby and once he has the baby we will figure it out", he added. But this loss was different - he watched the replay and seemed to live with the feeling day after day of getting knocked down on his back with no fight left in him. He attributes this attitude to the new perspective he got after the loss.

However, all signs point to this bout being fought predominantly in the stand-up, and a war of attrition bodes well for Jedrzejczyk, who has fought a full five rounds three times in her UFC career compared to none for Andrade. That's like the dream of waking up naked in your classroom.

"They've got me at No. 3". I never thought it would happen. "I'm bigger and stronger and my technique's the best it's ever been". Nothing changed. My family's still here, my friends are still here.

Floyd Mayweather (left) and Conor McGregor (right) have reportedly agreed to terms on a mega-fight.

Since then, both McGregor and Mayweather have made it known the only fight they were interested in was against the other.

The Stockton local blasted the UFC in a series of interviews, turning his nose up at an opportunity to fight Tony Ferguson for the interim 'fake' lightweight title and slamming the promotion for not making him one of the UFC's flagship stars. Instead, he looks forward to fighting Dustin Poirier and beating him.

"The UFC's pretty insane".

"It's tough what we do - fight the best guys in the world - one mistake and you can lose". But I don't care. "I'm really in this sport to win it and be in it for the long run". They got the date. We got the big-money fight. And the people of Philly did nothing but tell me they want to see me back in the cage. "It's gonna take the right fight".

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