Conor McGregor Destroys Eddie Alvarez on Twitter for Questioning $150 Million Status

Published 03/20/2021, 6:33 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 12: Eddie Alvarez of the United States (right) fights against Conor McGregor of Ireland in their lightweight championship bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC megastar, Conor McGregor, took to Twitter and fired artillery shells towards his former opponent, Eddie Alvarez, for his recent comments. ‘The Underground King’ spoke to James Lynch and said that McGregor needed to ‘harden’ himself in order to reach greatness again. Alvarez believes that McGregor’s bank account status is the major factor holding him back from regaining glory.

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‘The Notorious’ clapped back at Eddie Alvarez and flexed the incredible wealth he’s accrued over the years. McGregor’s responses were prompted by a tweet that came via a fan account going by ‘UFC Reporter’. The Irishman has never been one to shy away from letting the fans and media know of his plentiful bank account.

Chiefly, a huge part of McGregor’s appeal has always come through his ability to be pompous and likable at the same time. He’s accrued legions of fans through fighting, and he’s used his profile to launch himself into other ventures. Apart from being a box office draw every time he fights, ‘The Notorious’ has burst into the mainstream now.

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Eddie Alvarez wasn’t the first to postulate that McGregor’s wealth is the primary reason he’s suffered a few career setbacks. However, despite his most recent defeat at the hands of Dustin Poirier, the former UFC champion gave a good account of himself. At the end of the day, Poirier’s game plan reigned supreme and Conor McGregor seemed excited to go back to the drawing board.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (R-L) Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

The trilogy fight is expected to go down in the summer and will undoubtedly be one of the biggest match-ups, period. Conor has shown through the second Nate Diaz fight that he has what it takes to make the necessary changes. Dustin Poirier certainly exposed a hole in his game, and McGregor will look to seal the gap.

Additionally, things have gotten interesting considering that Khabib Nurmagomedov has officially retired. The lightweight division will soon have a new champion between either Michael Chandler or Charles Oliveira. Hence, ‘The Notorious’ will have an added motivation to defeat the division’s top-ranked fighter and jump into a title fight following the rubber match.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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