UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor wants lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez to beg him for a super-fight at 155 pounds.
Fighting Conor McGregor helps his opponent's pockets, and everyone knows it. Nate Diaz made $500,000 for their first fight at UFC 196 and $2 million for their second fight at UFC 202. That's why Eddie Alvarez called for the winner of that fight after winning the lightweight title in early July.
Now, with McGregor the winner, Alvarez has been campaigning for that big payday.
But McGregor isn't going to let Alvarez call him out with a response. The Irish fighter sent a cryptic message out on Twitter in which he appears to reply indirectly to Alvarez.
Beg me— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 21, 2016
Begging to fight The Notorious has been a common theme. A week after knocking out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds at UFC 194, three different fighters called for a fight at a UFC on FOX event in Tampa, including Diaz. In reply to that, McGregor called for them all to line up and beg.
"Line them up on their knees with their hands out," McGregor wrote on Twitter. "I want them to beg me."
And to get the fight done there might need to be some begging indeed, from perhaps both Alvarez and McGregor. They both want the fight, despite what McGregor insinuates on Twitter, but UFC president Dana White isn't sold. White told a fan on Twitter that Khabib Nurmagomedov would be getting the next lightweight title shot against newly–crowned champion Alvarez.