Brendan Schaub calls Conor McGregor’s masterclass against Eddie Alvarez ‘The Matrix’

Brendan Schaub addressed praise to Conor McGregor while recalling his iconic win over Eddie Alvarez. In an edition of Fight Night Flashbacks to his Thiccc boy YouTube channel, former UFC heavyweight Schaub and MMA analyst Robin Black discussed several topics.

Among those topics was McGregor’s ‘champ vs. champion’ superfight against Alvarez at UFC 205 in November 2016. McGregor, who was then the UFC featherweight champion, moved up in weight to challenge then-champion Alvarez. UFC lightweights at UFC 205.

Conor McGregor put on a gripping masterclass and stopped Alvarez via second-round TKO. The victory made “Notorious” the first ever two-time concurrent champion in UFC history, holding both the featherweight and lightweight belts.

Five years ago today, Conor McGregor became the champion champion 🏆🏆 A faultless @TheNotoriousMMA 💥

Revisiting the fight, Black suggested that like McGregor’s 13-second knockout win over Jose Aldo in their featherweight title match, McGregor was also in the flow during the Alvarez fight.

Schaub agreed and pointed out how smooth McGregor’s movement was in both fights. Watching the match against Alvarez, Schaub claimed:

“Sweetness is like butter, man.”

Black chimed in by pointing out that while Conor McGregor knocked out Aldo and many other fighters with his famous left hand, McGregor used a double left hand while backing up against Alvarez. Black added that “Notorious” thus improved his most dangerous weapon, the left hand, against Alvarez.

Schaub responded by comparing McGregor’s performance against Alvarez to action scenes from the popular “Matrix” movies. Schaub said, “It’s the matrix.”

Check out Schaub’s comments regarding the 28th-minute McGregor-Alvarez fight in the video below:

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Tony Ferguson mocks Conor McGregor as potential grudge match looms

Conor McGregor is on a two-fight losing streak, while longtime rival Tony Ferguson is on a four-fight losing streak. Both lightweight stalwarts have recently indicated they may move up to welterweight for their respective upcoming fights.

Ferguson should take some time off after his knockout loss to Michael Chandler in May of this year. Meanwhile, McGregor is recovering from a leg injury he suffered last July and is expected to return later this year.

With no UFC star yet to finalize their next opponent, Ferguson lobbied relentlessly for a fight against McGregor. “El Cucuy” has consistently accused McGregor and the latter’s sports agency, Paradigm Sports Management, of trying to sabotage his career when he (Ferguson) was managed by Paradigm.

Additionally, tagging his current management, Vayner Sports, in a recent tweet, Ferguson appears to be continuing his pursuit of a fight against McGregor.

“Mcnugget Monday’s Begins. We’re not letting you down this easy kid -Champ -CSO- @vaynersports”

Edited by Akshay Saraswat

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