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Michael Bisping: 'Eddie Alvarez kills Conor McGregor at 155, he’ll just take him down and destroy him'

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Joshua Dahl-USA TODAY Sports

Now that Ultimate fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Conor McGregor has finished his work at 170 pounds (for now), it's time to head south for the winter, where he can finally defend the title he won from Jose Aldo last December.

Or not.

"Notorious" may abandon the 145-pound weight class once and for all, turning in his division strap to make hay while the lightweight sun shines. That means a potential championship showdown against current 155-pound kingpin Eddie Alvarez, which is akin to career suicide.

That's according to longtime veteran and UFC on FOX analyst Michael Bisping.

"I think looking at that last fight, he does not want to fight Eddie Alvarez at 155," Bisping told Daily Star Sport. "I think Alvarez kills him, man. He'll just take him down and destroy him."

That explains all those "fake" call outs.

Alvarez is a bum with novice striking who needs to beg for big fights, according to McGregor (those comments here). The former Bellator champ, however, insists he's already proven his mettle with big-time wins over Rafael dos Anjos and others, but certainly won't turn down a "Notorious" payday.

Your move, Joe Silva Sean Shelby.