The UFC is making history this weekend by hosting their first ever fight card, UFC 205, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The man headlining that card, current featherweight champion Conor McGregor, will also try to make history by defeating the bigger and current lightweight title holder Eddie Alvarez to become the UFC’s first-ever simultaneous two-weight belt holder.
McGregor joined The Jim Rome Show on Thursday and said his history winning fight will be in glorious or gory fashion.
“I must stake a claim now, in this division now, and I’m going to do that by rearranging the current champion’s face and ending his whole career and that’s it,” McGregor said. “I mean, I did say because of his words, and it’s a little of that, but it’s really because I’ve got to lay claim now that this division, this is also my division.”
Unfortunately, McGregor says the longer Alvarez decides to stay in the octagon, the harder it will be on his family afterwards.
“It’s a harsh business. It’s a ruthless, ruthless business, and I’m simply speaking the truth,” McGregor said. “If he can survive those blows and make it out of the round and make it to the next round, then that’s when his face will be unrecognizable to his own people, to his own family members.”
McGregor continued, “I’m simply speaking the truth there. If he’s as tough as he thinks and as tough as he says he is, well then when this fight is over, he will be unrecognizable to his wife and his children and that’s just fact.”
The Irishmen described the euphoria that will overcome him if he defeats Alvarez and will be able to lift one belt over each shoulder.
“I mean it’s historic. It’s unprecedented. It’s never even come close to, no one’s even came close to it. So it’s an honor. I mean, it’s my life’s work, it’s something I’ve said I was going to do and the thing is when I say I’m going to do something I go ahead and do it,” McGregor said. “You can look all through my career for that, so I’m very excited about it. I’m very proud I’m at this point in my career, and I look forward to raising the two gold belts in the middle of Madison Square History.”