Conor McGregor had no response to Eddie Alvarez's only guess at his big announcement
Eddie Alvarez made it clear at the pre-fight press conference that he was content to play the heel role in his fight against Conor McGregor at UFC 205.
The undisputed lightweight champion was greeted by a chorus of boos when he stepped out on the stage to promote UFC 205's main event. He soaked it all in, standing up to ask where his absent opponent was, who was running late to the presser.
He then went after the country of Ireland, claiming that McGregor being late somehow offended his Irish heritage.
"I'm half Irish. I'm disappointed in the country of Ireland right now that this is your representative."
Then he proceeded to offend the Irish fans in the room by taking off McGregor's accent, before making a swift exit, foolishly leaving his belt unattended on the table.
"I don't understand shit they say. They're from Ireland. They don't even know their numbers."
When McGregor finally showed up, Alvarez couldn't let him have all the fun.
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Aside from the whole matter of potential history-making fight on a historical card, the other big storyline from UFC 205's headliner is this "left-field" announcement that McGregor has been teasing in the build-up to fight night.
Forever the showman, McGregor refused to let any new information slip when asked about it and instead used the question to promote the card.
"Don't worry about it. Just buy that PPV twice."
However, Alvarez piped up at that moment, claiming he knew exactly what the announcement was. He didn't get the reaction he might have liked and instead kept it to himself.
"I can tell you what his special announcement is if you guys want to know what it is. You want to know? No? Ok, you want to know?"
When he was asked by another journalist what he thought the news could be. Alvarez was practically rubbing his hands together as he responded with a huge smile spread across his face from ear to ear.
"Conor's having two kids and his girlfriend's not having twins, so you guys do the math."
He looked over to McGregor, who didn't respond. In fairness, the crowd was so loud inside the room that he may very well have not heard Alvarez's taunt.