Conor McGregor vows to “rearrange” Eddie Alvarez’s face at UFC 205 – ‘I will retire him’

McGregor will bid to make history next weekend and has vowed to destroy the 32-year-old, stating: "his wife and kids won't recognise him again"

Conor McGregor has vowed to rearrange Eddie Alvarez's face during his challenge for the lightweight title.

McGregor will attempt to create history at UFC 205 on Saturday week when he bids to add Alvarez's 155lb belt to his featherweight strap.

And he has promised to end his opponent's career in the process.

"I'm going to toy with this man. I'm going to really, truly rearrange his facial structure. His wife and kids won't recognise him again," he said.

"He will not fight after this. He will not look the same. He will not think the same.

Conor McGregor has vowed to rearrange Eddie Alvarez's face during his challenge for the lightweight title.

McGregor will attempt to create history at UFC 205 on Saturday week when he bids to add Alvarez's 155lb belt to his featherweight strap.

And he has promised to end his opponent's career in the process.

"I'm going to toy with this man. I'm going to really, truly rearrange his facial structure. His wife and kids won't recognise him again," he said.

"He will not fight after this. He will not look the same. He will not think the same.

"He says this is the easiest contest. I will punish him for those words. I will retire him this fight.

"He's been through a hell of a lot or wars. But this will be it for you. You're going to be badly, badly hurt Eddie."

McGregor also refused to confirm he will give up one of his belts if he is successful.

He added: "This is my 155lb debut and nobody has seen me at this weight inside the Octagon. This is the McGregor show.

"I feel great at this weight. It's crazy to hear people say I can't make 145lb. Didn't I just take out that division? I'm the world champion. Why not defend them both? I can defend both.

"It's never even been close to a reality in the UFC. This will be one of my shining moments.

"It's great to bring the game to new level. The Irish have a strong history with New York. Prediction? First round."Alvarez was equally confident during a conference call listened to by more than 25,000 people.

He said: "He's fought a bunch of chumps. If I had the resume he had, if I was that lucky the same s*** would happen if not worse.

"No opponent enters my head. I've been in so many bouts with the best. Someone's words or tactics is no bother to me.