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There is still no main event for UFC 205, despite rumors that a fight between featherweight champion Conor McGregor and lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is in the works.

The negotiations appear to be dragging along, so Alvarez seems to be taking the matter into his own hands... via Twitter.

Alvarez, who obtained the title when he defeated Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night Las Vegas, tweeted a message to McGregor, calling him out and asking for the fight.

"The illusion of greatness will soon be over," Alvarez wrote.

Reports have indicated that the negotiations are being held up over McGregor's featherweight title and whether he would vacate that title to fight the lightweight champion.

McGregor has not responded to the tweets yet, but in the meantime another lightweight contender did.

Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is technically next in line for the lightweight title shot (if you are going by UFC rankings) tweeted a series of messages that seemed to imply that he had been promised the Alvarez fight, not McGregor.

The second tweet reading "Hey [Alvarez] sign paper work big boss gave you," has since been deleted from his account.

Regardless of who will fight at UFC 205, any combination of these three fighters will be great.

UFC 205 will be the first event for the promotion to take place in New York City, and will be broadcast from the historic Madison Square Garden Arena on Nov. 12, 2016.

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