Alvarez vs McGregor Headlines UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York City

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The UFC has announced that featherweight champion Conor McGregor will go up to 155 pounds to challenge lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  According to the press release McGregor will retain his featherweight title through UFC 205.  If McGregor is successful, he’ll become the first-ever simultaneous two-weight UFC world champion.

A UFC 205 press conference will take place Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 at 6pm ET / 3pm PT:

Confirmed UFC 205 fights include:

  • Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez vs Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor
  • Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley vs #2 Stephen Thompson
  • Women’s Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs #2 Karolina Kowalkiewicz
  • #7 welterweight Donald Cerrone vs #5 Kelvin Gastleum
  • #1 women’s bantamweight Miesha Tate vs Raquel Pennington
  • #2 featherweight Frankie Edgar vs #7 Jeremy Stephens
  • #13 middleweight Tim Kennedy vs #7 Rashad Evans
  • Tim Boetsch vs #14 middleweight Rafael Natal
  • Jim Miller vs Thiago Alves
  • Lyman Good vs Belal Muhammad
  • #9 women’s bantamweight Liz Carmouche vs #14 Katlyn Chookagian

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4,198 Comments on "Alvarez vs McGregor Headlines UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York City"

  1. that promo at the beginning of the press conference is my favorite! the best IMO, gives me chills every time, and the way it ends with a shot of conor that look he has on his face after he won his first ufc title, he doesn't get that same look after winning them nowadays but anyways ending it with the "I'm undisputed!" Such a badass promo

  2. that promo at the beginning of the press conference is my favorite! the best IMO, gives me chills every time, and the way it ends with a shot of conor that look he has on his face after he won his first ufc title, he doesn't get that same look after winning them nowadays but anyways ending it with the "I'm undisputed!" Such a badass promo

  3. To be fair McGregor plays it better than anyone. Has Eddie squirming like a worm on a hook with the no show, this will all be fuzzing his button moon head and causing great anxiety, not a good mindset for a fight. For McGregor to walk in pimping the mink coat when all else dressed in suit's is a laugh! Win lose or draw he's having a ball and will be incredibly rich after the 2 weight attempt, every MMA fan should be loving this!

  4. To be fair McGregor plays it better than anyone. Has Eddie squirming like a worm on a hook with the no show, this will all be fuzzing his button moon head and causing great anxiety, not a good mindset for a fight. For McGregor to walk in pimping the mink coat when all else dressed in suit's is a laugh! Win lose or draw he's having a ball and will be incredibly rich after the 2 weight attempt, every MMA fan should be loving this!

  5. This is the greatest press conference of all-time. Conor shouting "Shut your fookin' mouth!" repeatedly to Eddie, the complete annihilation of Jeremy aka. the LEGENDARY "Who the fook is that guy?" line, and of course the tie-wearing Eddie-bashing "journalist" in the end. The greatest.

  6. This is the greatest press conference of all-time. Conor shouting "Shut your fookin' mouth!" repeatedly to Eddie, the complete annihilation of Jeremy aka. the LEGENDARY "Who the fook is that guy?" line, and of course the tie-wearing Eddie-bashing "journalist" in the end. The greatest.

  7. Mcgregor said there all dressed like him, talk like him an try to be like him haha really ? does he really think no one came before him in the ufc like really or that no one dressed up before for the fight conferences like is he a fucking idiot he didn't create shit and the ufc was always around with hero's before him !

  8. Mcgregor said there all dressed like him, talk like him an try to be like him haha really ? does he really think no one came before him in the ufc like really or that no one dressed up before for the fight conferences like is he a fucking idiot he didn't create shit and the ufc was always around with hero's before him !

  9. sorry… someone explain what Dan Severn was bitching about?

    Also, great press conference… shoulda been another 10 min longer so… get a few other feuds going LOL… it's hard to contain Connors personality and hard at the same time to feel you need to because he gives you pretty decent promotional bang for your buck

  10. sorry… someone explain what Dan Severn was bitching about?Also, great press conference… shoulda been another 10 min longer so… get a few other feuds going LOL… it's hard to contain Connors personality and hard at the same time to feel you need to because he gives you pretty decent promotional bang for your buck

  11. What want Eddie do he will shoot for a Takedown and get cracked with hard punches he have not any Jiu Jitsu Skills Connor fought a Blackbelt Jiutisu Guy Nate Diaz 190 Pounds Guy this was a insane Fight and made him even bigger he will roll tru 155 Pounds believe me

  12. What want Eddie do he will shoot for a Takedown and get cracked with hard punches he have not any Jiu Jitsu Skills Connor fought a Blackbelt Jiutisu Guy Nate Diaz 190 Pounds Guy this was a insane Fight and made him even bigger he will roll tru 155 Pounds believe me

  13. Eddie is a bitch lol. conor is in EVERY SINGLE PERON IN THE UFC HEAD an that's a fact lol they want so bad to get the mcgregor shot but scared of losing, look at eddie, like foreal no bias, not a Alvarez hater or nothing look at him after he talks.. plus when conor says "make me, make me" all eddie says is LOOK I MADE U when conor took em.off to look in his eyes hahahah wtf, that's like a 10yr old.. LOOK I MADE U hahah eddie is a joke, I'm sorry but besides nate cuz diaz corner brainwashing them every fight that they won an it's the world out to get them, everyone else isn't necessarily scared of conor, they are scared of the fact of possibly losing an conors words being right… EVERYBODY

  14. Eddie is a bitch lol. conor is in EVERY SINGLE PERON IN THE UFC HEAD an that's a fact lol they want so bad to get the mcgregor shot but scared of losing, look at eddie, like foreal no bias, not a Alvarez hater or nothing look at him after he talks.. plus when conor says "make me, make me" all eddie says is LOOK I MADE U when conor took em.off to look in his eyes hahahah wtf, that's like a 10yr old.. LOOK I MADE U hahah eddie is a joke, I'm sorry but besides nate cuz diaz corner brainwashing them every fight that they won an it's the world out to get them, everyone else isn't necessarily scared of conor, they are scared of the fact of possibly losing an conors words being right… EVERYBODY

  15. For the entire card I have:
    Liz Carmouche
    Belal Muhammed
    Jim Miller
    Tim Boetsch
    Rashad Evans
    Khabib Nurmagomedov
    Frankie Edgar
    Miesha Tate
    Donald Cerrone
    Yoel Romero
    Joanna Champion (you expect me to write her full name)
    Stephen Thompson
    Conor McGregor

  16. For the entire card I have:
    Liz Carmouche
    Belal Muhammed
    Jim Miller
    Tim Boetsch
    Rashad Evans
    Khabib Nurmagomedov
    Frankie Edgar
    Miesha Tate
    Donald Cerrone
    Yoel Romero
    Joanna Champion (you expect me to write her full name)
    Stephen Thompson
    Conor McGregor

  17. what is Rogan talking about during the ads towards the end.  He says "..the most iconic arena in combat sports – Madison Square Garden.."   what combat sports is he talking about?  Boxing ?  what else has been there?  I've never heard of it being an icon for combat sports.

  18. what is Rogan talking about during the ads towards the end.  He says "..the most iconic arena in combat sports – Madison Square Garden.."   what combat sports is he talking about?  Boxing ?  what else has been there?  I've never heard of it being an icon for combat sports.

  19. We should just boycott ufc 205. I really like Conor, but c'mon, he barely beats #5 in rematch and immediately gets title shot for that division??? without ever defending his featherweight title. I understand it's all about money, but there are some minimum standards that must be respected. Conor should have fought Jose Aldo, and Eddie vs unbeaten Khabib, it would have been very fair, with still lots of money on the table for everyone. Now nobody can trust UFC with their titles and rankings.. i'm not buying UFC 205 ticket.

  20. Mcgregor Haters before fight, " Conor has never fought anyone like (Diaz,Aldo, Mendes… etc) he has no chance."
    After he beats them, " (Last Opponent) is a bum, just wait until he fights (next opponent)"
    Mcgregor is fair from beatable, but people need to give credit where it's due. He's a damn good fighter, tough as hell, and the best entertainer the sport has ever seen. After he KO's Eddie, people will still delegitimize his performance lol. Cucks.

  21. One thing that obvious here is that 205 is gonna be the UFC 100 of our times. I remember in 2009 when the numbers came for 100 and were absolutely bonkers. Conor beat that twice with Nate at 196 and 202 but I think 205 will take the cake. The most stacked card ever without a doubt

  22. Eddie says Conor isn't a championship fighter when he gave up in the last round (the 3rd round btw) of his fight with Cerone.. he fell flat on his back and gave up because of leg kicks.. Conor injured his leg early in his 2nd fight with Nate and went the distance in 5 rounds and won.. Eddie is going to eat his words at 205 along with Conor's left hand.

  23. talking of Eddie n Conor,can eddy even think of jumping to 185 n fight say Damian Maia..no..never,,Conor just did dat n won against d toughest guy on d show,,so heart shown by Conor is unparalleled
    Nate tried taking him down several times,but it was too late,conors wrestling has improved tremendously
    Eddie didn't get hit even once significantly against rda, Conor will definitely touch him several times from weird angles until unless Eddie takes him down right away..
    striking wise I think Conor has a creepy advantage ,his timing
    Eddie gets wild throwing hands,
    on the ground ,I don't think Eddie will submit,he will drop bombs n beats up Conor

  24. no questions for JJ and KK, just one each? really, its like the fight im most interested in for the card! the moment i found out they were fighting i wanted to buy tickets! Everyone asks conor and eddie the same questions, im interested in their fight, but come on jj and KK are deffinitely more interesting!

  25. Should a fight go the distance with Conor McGregor they will always give him the win no matter what, his worth $4.2 Billion to the UFC and they cant have their star losing fights.

    the only true way to beat this kid is to KO or Submit him,

    i use to love UFC when it was about the sport, not the money… now this Dickrider comes and starts jumping divisions just because he can.

    its all a $$$$$ game now truely dissapointing i feel for the lads that had to fight countless bouts to challenge for titles.

    • The judges are not payed by the ufc and i very much doubt they like Dana that much considering the things hes said in the past about them.

      As for the past you have deluded yourself into believing there was a great structure, i can remember people complaing about the ranking system long before Conors name was known.

  26. Should a fight go the distance with Conor McGregor they will always give him the win no matter what, his worth $4.2 Billion to the UFC and they cant have their star losing fights.

    the only true way to beat this kid is to KO or Submit him,

    i use to love UFC when it was about the sport, not the money… now this Dickrider comes and starts jumping divisions just because he can.

    its all a $$$$$ game now truely dissapointing i feel for the lads that had to fight countless bouts to challenge for titles.

  27. Jeremy Stephens, everyone talk until come his turn for k.o by conor's hands. Thats what i see so shut ur fucking mouth.Hello From Greece.Also when u talk, talk for your weight.But Conor can talk for bigger people because he can beat bigger people.He is not a fake guy that tell bullshits.Show some respect p****

  28. Conor is a great thing for the fighters because he got the UFC to make the mistake of allowing fighters to know what other fighters make. If every fighter knows ahead of time what every fighter is getting paid that will only make it better for fighters in the future to get paid more. I doubt the UFC will continue to allow so much leverage.

    At the same time Conor is delusional, talking about the Irish made New York and wearing nice suits is copying him. The Irish had nothing to do with creating New York (see below) and wearing suits has been going on way before Conor came along. There were many blue collar workers over the last 20 years who paved the way for new comers like Conor to be in a position to to do big things. For example, watch Don Frye's hall of fame speech. .

    Who created New York?
    In 1789, New York City became the first national capital of the United States under the new United States Constitution. The Constitution also created the current Congress of the United States, and its first sitting was at Federal Hall on Wall Street. The first United States Supreme Court sat there.

    Written documentation of New York City's history began with the first European visitor Giovanni da Verrazzano in 1524. European settlement began with the Dutch in 1609.

    The "Sons of Liberty" destroyed British authority in the city, and the Stamp Act Congress of representatives from throughout the Thirteen Colonies met in the city in 1765 to organize resistance to British policies.The Sons of Liberty was an organization of American colonists that was created in the Thirteen American Colonies. The secret society was formed to protect the rights of the colonists and to fight taxation by the British government. They played a major role in most colonies in battling the Stamp Act in 1765.

  29. All the former champions get their 2 fight against the guy they lose the belt like Anderson Silva so WY Dana is making this with Aldo if Connor wins eddie he droops his phether belt but if he loses he goes back to fight Aldo . this is treating the phethers like shit

  30. conor is going to win and I'll tell you why.. Eddie is overlooking Conor's talent, when you overlook somebody, don't matter who it is, that's when you think "easy money", then get your ass kicked and won't recover from it cough cough Ronda Rousey who? cough cough

  31. Nice Card.
    Luv seeing my Polish Princess Joanna.
    Hope the MaC sends Eddie boy back to Motown broken if not a little bit richer. I love how Conor gives out Red Panty Nights if you beg !!!!!!
    Half these fighters should of asked their buddies for some fashion advice before getting on this worldwide stage. I think they thought because they were in New York they could dress edgy…..WRONG

  32. You thought Conor himself was annoying but DEAR GOD those fans of his are such cringe inducing noobs! Its literally gotten to the point where everyone except Conor gets randomly boo'd w/o any reason, yeah that makes sense! I mean sure he made the sport bigger, but at what cost excatly? An almost scarily retarded fan base? Uhhh no thanks. Btw that last one is such a typical Conor nerd, to desperately research Conor's opponent on his phone the last minute just to make that silly comparison and be a snotty little brat about it haha, hilariously sad people. Anyway these clowns shouldnt be allowed at pressers, pressers should be strictly for adults.

  33. If Eddie can find a 3rd gear like he did in this fight, he can beat Conor McGregor. However, I think Conor's power is going surprise Eddie, and I'm not sure he can eat Conor's shots like he did RJD's. Eddie is going to have to weather Conor's rd 1 storm, and fight a smart fight. It might even help to try to shoot on Conor early and often. Mendes certainly outwrestled Conor, but unfortunately for Chad, he was gassing out just like Conor too. Eddie will have the stamina, I just don't know if he's going to have the chin. I'm excited for this fight either way. I don't think it will go to decision

  34. Conor's genius is that he turns otherwise likable guys into assholes. Mendes is the prime example. But even Diaz departed their last encounter a whiny, excuse-making beeyotch. Eddie – same thing. When he starts laughing, you just want to punch him in his round little monkey head.

  35. "they're all trying to be like me" – that was everyone's opportunity to say some shit back to him but nope. Either, they were too scared to say something back because they were afraid of being embarrassed by him or they all want to pretend to be full time humble and professional fighters by sitting there quiet because he isn't being "direct" towards any of them. Fuck that ! If Nate was there, Conor wouldn't be saying half as much as he was saying.