The media run-in ahead of UFC 205 has kicked off, as on the back of yesterday's conference call with Stephen Tompson, Tyron Woodley, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, and Karolina Kowalkiewicz, we were treated to the main event on Thursday night.
Wasting no time, McGregor explained that he saw Alvarez making the same mistake that his other opponents had made in the past, before telling Alvarez directly what he will do to him in New York City.
This is it for you, you're gonna be badly, badly hurt Eddie, and I mean that, it's over for you.
You will not fight again after this, you will not look the same, you will not think the same, and that's it.
Shortly after, McGregor took exception to a comment about his performance in the Chad Mendes fight, and launched into a verbal assault on Alvarez. He claimed to have changed ever fighter he came up against, and reiterated his prediction that he would force Eddie into an early retirement.
It was the most heated we have heard Conor McGregor for a long time.
Imagine what is going to happen when these two are face to face next week?
We've heard how both fighters see the fight going, now it's time to wait and see who is right. It's clear that McGregor is highly fired up ahead of this one, and it's going to be fascinating to see how he looks at 155.
Alvarez is trying to laugh off McGregor's mind games, but let's see how they got on in New York City for the press conference and weigh-ins.