CONOR McGREGOR'S return fight against Michael Chandler has been labelled as a "MISMATCH" by the man who has fought them BOTH.
McGregor is set to face Chandler in his comeback bout after the pair finish coaching on reality TV series The Ultimate Fighter.
And former UFC champion Eddie Alvarez believes it could be an easy night's work for the Irishman.
Alvarez, 39, said on The MMA Hour: “If I had to guess, Mike Chandler doesn’t wrestle.
“If he stands with Conor, Conor’s going to knock him out. It’s a mismatch. Mike Chandler’s defence sucks. He doesn’t have good defence, boxing.
"He throws bombs, but Conor’s way too fast, way too quick to get hit with anything Mike Chandler is throwing.
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"So I feel like, Mike should wrestle and wrestle quickly, and use that. And if he doesn’t, it’s going to be a bad night.”
Alvarez was knocked out by McGregor, 34, in 2016, losing the UFC lightweight title.
It came just three years before he beat Chandler, 36, in their rematch following his initial loss in 2011.
A trilogy decider failed to materialise and Alvarez, set to now make his bare-knuckle boxing debut, hit out at his old rival.
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He said: “Mike Chandler ain’t s***. Just so people know, just so all the fans know right here, right now – I know fans wanted that fight.
"I know wanted fans wanted me versus Mike Chandler III. Just so you all know, I want to put it out in the clear, I tried to make that fight happen.
"It’s not on me. I tried to make that fight happen not once, not twice, but three times, and it’s just not going to happen.
"That guy does not want to fight me and the fight just never got made. So it’s not on me, just so the people know."
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