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Reports have surfaced that lightweight champ, Eddie Alvarez will be facing Featherweight champion, Conor McGregor at UFC 205 in New York, and he thinks that despite the hype that surrounds McGregor, he will be the victor.

"I feel like if this fight is signed and it happens, I feel like I'm about to tell the whole world that there's no Santa Claus," Alvarez said during an interview with "And everybody is gonna be disappointed. There's no Santa Claus. He don't exist. It was a lie and I'm gonna steal the magic from everyone. The magic is gone, and I can't wait. It's gonna be a great time for me."

That's a pretty bold statement coming from a new champion, especially since McGregor is coming off a win at 170 pounds.

"I was impressed by like about seven minutes of it," Alvarez said of McGregor's last fight with Nate Diaz. "About the first seven minutes, and then it all looked really sloppy and didn't look of championship caliber to me. It didn't look like a guy who spent $300,000 on a training camp. I could have did that sh*t for $5, what just went on there. I think he could have spent a lot less and got a lot more."

Alvarez defeated Rafael dos Anjos via first-round knockout at UFC Fight Night 90 in July, the same weekend as UFC 200.