Conor McGregor gives advice to a former UFC rival during a bare-knuckle boxing match

Conor McGregor was heard yelling advice at former UFC rival Eddie Alvarez during the latter’s boxing debut on Saturday, a fight Alvarez won.

Alvarez won a split decision against Chad Mendes, another former McGregor opponent, after a brutal fight in which both Americans were dropped.

During the fight, McGregor, in the crowd in Colorado, could be heard urging Alvarez to throw an uppercut, and Alvarez landed that same punch moments later. The 39-year-old then pointed at McGregor, acknowledging the Irishman’s advice.

McGregor, 34, knocked out Alvarez in 2016 to become the UFC’s first double-weight champion. In 2015, McGregor knocked out Mendes to win the interim featherweight title, before doing the same to José Aldo to become the undisputed champion.

After Saturday’s fight, Mendes, 38, announced his retirement from combat sports.

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