Rumors swirled around the UFC 205 fight card indicating that a bout pitting Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez was all but a lock to headline the promotion’s New York debut. A UFC Tonight report on Wednesday asserted that company officials had other plans in mind for their UFC lightweight champion. Megan Olivi said UFC president Dana White told her that Alvarez had been issued a bout agreement for UFC 205, but the opponent was No. 1 lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov, not McGregor.
Eddie Alvarez Reportedly Missed the Boat to UFC New York – MMA Weekly