Maybe the smartest way for Eddie Alvarez to attack Conor McGregor and get into his head is by hitting him where it hurts: his fans.
McGregor feverishly cherishes his supporters, and when all else fails to get under his skin, this may be a smart approach to ticking off the man known as “Notorious.”
At least, Alvarez, McGregor’s UFC 205 opponent, is taking a stab at it.
Last week during The MMA Hour podcast, Alvarez admitted he was a little taken aback with the crowd’s reaction to him at the UFC 205 press conference.
“I mean, given the reaction of that crowd, it kind of was weird, I definitely didn’t expect that,” the UFC lightweight champion said last week.
But that wasn’t all he said…
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Alvarez went on to say that he doesn’t want the kind of fans McGregor has anyway.
“It just sort of reiterated to me what his fan base is,” Alvarez said. “His fan base is him. They’re people who, it’s all perception. It seems like he has a lot of WWE fans, guys who don’t know much about fighting at all, they are just like him. You can have them fans, they’re not the fans I want anyway. You can boo all day long.”
“The Underground King” told The MMA Hour he only wants hardcore fans in his corner.
“I don’t want fans who don’t know s**t about MMA,” Alvarez said. “I’d rather have a fan who knows the sport, enjoys the sport, and can see value.”