Siver wants the judges to give him a fair chance on Sunday night. AP/Press Association Images
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Dennis Siver 'doesn't trust' the judges to give him a fair chance against Conor McGregor

Siver thinks the judges will be swayed by the Boston crowd.

– Niall Kelly reports from Boston

DENNIS SIVER HAS stirred up controversy ahead of UFC Boston by claiming that he needs to beat both Conor McGregor and the judges to be sure of victory.

Siver is a massive outsider for the main event in Boston’s TD Garden on Sunday night on a card which also features Irish fighters Cathal Pendred, Paddy Holohan and Norman Parke.

McGregor, who will get a shot at featherweight champion Jose Aldo if he wins, has promised to end the five-round contest inside the first two minutes.

But if the bout goes the distance, Siver claims the judges will make sure that the fans’ favourite gets the decision.

“Unlike Conor, I’m not in the business of making dumb predictions,” he told The42 via a translator at Friday’s media day.

“All I’m going to predict is that I’m going to win, and I want to win before the fight ends because I don’t trust the judges to give me the fight in Boston fighting Conor McGregor.”

Siver also brushed off recent trash talk from McGregor who labelled him “a midget German steroid head” and promised to end his UFC career with a win on Sunday night.

“It did sting in the beginning but it’s gotten to a point where it doesn’t matter to me anymore.

“I just want to get in there and finish Conor and show Conor that his hype train is coming to an end.”

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