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The Aftermath: Eddie Alvarez Addresses Fans After Disappointing Loss

Shoulda…coulda…didn’t.

Saturday night was a historic milestone for the UFC to say the least. The company’s biggest star knocked out the light heavyweight champion on top of the biggest card to become a multiple title holder. But for every winner there’s a loser, for every victory there is a defeat. Unfortunately for Eddie Alvarez he was on the later end of that statement, and lost his lightweight title in stunning fashion. After the fight he clearly looked disappointed as he felt he could’ve done more to stick to the script. Earlier today he released an instagram message to his fans reflecting on what went wrong during the fight.

 

Congrats to Connor and his camp on an amazing accomplishment , these guys continue to deliver ,hats off to you fellas . As for my performance , the only thing I can honestly say was I fucking blew it … I did nothing I trained , I did the complete opposite of what we planned on a daily basis for 10 weeks . To sum up our plan in a sentence it was “Go left and mostly wrestle ” instead I circled into his left hand and mostly boxed . Fighting the way I did was a for sure death sentence and the result was fitting . I say it all the time, there is really small margin for error at this level and I paid for my mistakes . I managed to make it to the biggest stage and audience in my long career and fucked it all up when I arrived , my heart sincerely hurts and when I dwell on it I fill up with regret and anger . If there was a list of what not to do against an Opponent of this nature I did them all on Saturday . I am disappointed in myself and this is not a reflection of my coaches , training Partners , and the endless hours of training I commit to this sport . Every Time I get into the cage I negotiate being vulnerable and possibly embarrassed against the opportunity to do something great and Grow more . I always choose the latter regardless of the uncomfortability and anxiety it brings to me , I think this choice is the only reason I ever succeeded in the first place . I thought in my head at least making a lot of money would make me happy but I am having a lot of trouble enjoying myself regardless of the check thats going to be written , I am very uneasy and discontent for the most part . I am lucky to have my wife and my child at a time like this to help me laugh and smile and let me know everything’s gonna be all right , they are my saving Grace , without them I am a shell of a man . Besides the outcome I thoroughly enjoyed fight week and the lead up , it was a lot fun . I have never defined myself off one win and I’ll never define myself off one loss ,I simply had a bad night .. I’ll have the opportunity again to have a good one ,, and I’ll make the Walk to see what I got Everytime . Thanx for listening -EA

A photo posted by Eddie Alvarez (@ealvarezfight) onNov 15, 2016 at 7:20am PST

 

A candid and real guy, the heart of the “Underground King” was on full display fight night when after getting knocked down multiple times he kept getting back up to try and muster an attack. Ultimately Conor was too much for the Philly wrestler and the fight was stopped at 3:04 of round 2. What’s next for Eddie Alvarez? while nobody knows for sure we can bet he’ll be back with a vengeance as he seems to be looking better and better each fight since being signed to the promotion.

As for Eddie Alvarez’s adjustments, ultimately they wouldn’t have mattered. McGregor’s striking was too fast and too precise for Eddie as “Mystic Mac” predicted. Eddie actually tried a couple of takedowns but they didn’t work. Should he have tried them earlier? Maybe, but the redeeming qualities for Eddie were slim saturday night and McGregor just looked like the better man. If you can survive his power, you’ve got a chance, if not it’s lights out – you’re going to get hit, but how will your body react?

This is what concerns me when it comes to Conor vs. Khabib. Sure, if Khabib gets him to the ground it’s going to be a blanket party. The problem is, that’s a big “if.” We’ve already seen him look vulnerable in the stand up with Michael Johnson, imagine what Conor will do to him?

What do you guys think of Eddie Alvarez’s statements and the future of the lightweight division as a whole? Hit us up with your opinions below.

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