“If You Can’t Aim for Peace, Aim Between the Eyes”: Conor McGregor Looks Back at Memories of Becoming UFC Dual Champion at UFC 205

Published 06/16/2022, 3:51 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 12: Conor McGregor of Ireland celebrates his KO victory over Eddie Alvarez of the United States 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 fighter Conor McGregor is all pumped up to return to the Octagon. While there is neither a date nor an opponent yet, the fighter has been engaging in Twitter spats with other fighters. This has ensured that he has kept his fans on their toes.

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The Irish athlete has had some of the biggest fights in the UFC. One such bout saw him share the cage with ex-UFC champion Eddie Alvarez in 2016 at UFC 205. After defeating him through a T/KO, McGregor became the first simultaneous UFC double champ.

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As ‘The Notorious’ was already the featherweight champion at that point, he made history by becoming the lightweight champion.

‘The Notorious’ shared a small clip of his fight against Alvarez on Twitter. The video quoted McGregor and read, “I always aim for peace, but if you can’t aim for peace, aim between the eyes.”

The seven-second clip showed Conor McGregor punching Eddie Alvarez in the face.

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After the McGregor fight, ‘The Underground King’ fought thrice in the UFC before switching to ONE Championship. Out of the four fights he has had in ONE, he managed to win one bout. Currently, he is coming off a no-contest and one decision loss.

Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez’s verbal spat

The Irishman is known for being loud and grabbing attention. During press conferences and interviews, he has shown his trash-talking skills.

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Nevada , United States – 10 July 2021; Conor McGregor before his lightweigh fight with Dustin Poirier during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (Photo By Thomas King/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

McGregor and Alvarez had a lot of back and forth. In fact, ‘The Underground King’ seemed to get under McGregor’s nerves when he brought up social welfare. As reported by ‘Sportsbible‘, Alvarez said, “You were on welfare bra. You ain’t no man, you took welfare.”

‘The Notorious One’, who was previously on social welfare, was clearly agitated by the jab. However, he has been one of the highest-paid athletes in the sport of mixed martial arts.

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What do you think about Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez’s fight in 2016? Who do you think ‘The Notorious’ should fight upon his return? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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