Former Bellator and UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is back at the ONE Championship on April 7th. Recently, the following was announced: You will face Iuri Lapicus with a card headlined by the battle of the flyweight championship between Adriano Moraes and Demetrious Johnson.
Alvarez recently talked to Morning Kombat about a lot. Eventually he embarked on the subject of UFC’s latest lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Nurmagomedov seems to have ended up competing in MMA (despite Dana White’s best efforts), but Alvarez is his as someone “reasonable” for the “Eagle” to fight next. I threw my hat into the ring (if he returned).
“I’m his only match and it makes sense or will give him terrible time,” Alvarez said.ht MiddleEasy) Before Nurmagomedov compared to one of the men he defeated in his 29-0 career.
“There is one man who gave him terrible time throughout the department, and this is just the truth. (Gleison) Tibau gave him terrible time because he wasn’t good at anything. I too. No. I’m not good at anything. You say, “What is Eddie good at?” I’m not good at anything. I’m not a great striker, neither a great wrestler nor a jiu-jitsu man. “
Alvarez said he really thought he was good at it. “I am athletic, have a strong spirit and a strong heart. Fight and fight to death.”
Alvarez also said he thought Nurmagomedov had fought with a “solid game plan” when he took on Nurmagomedov. “He was able to rival Habib’s strengths, throw good straight shots, and he was able to counteract many of Habib’s wrestling.
“That’s what I can do against virtually every enemy I fought. Style makes matchups, and everyone at a high level in this sport knows it. In general, matches are I think it was something special. “
Tibau fought Nurmagomedov at UFC 148 in 2012. It was his second fight at the UFC in Dagestan. Chibau was a 16-round UFC veteran at this point. Nurmagomedov won a unanimous decision against the Brazilians after struggling to catch Chibau and failing to defeat him.
After a long and successful career at Bellator, Alvarez jumped to the UFC in 2014. His first battle was the defeat of the split decision to Donald Cerrone. He then won three consecutive victories, including the wins of Gilbert Melendez and Anthony Pettis, leading to the UFC lightweight title victory over Rafael Dos Anjos.
Alvarez lost the title in the first defense, Conor McGregor at UFC 205 in 2016.. In his next fight, he fought a no contest with Dustin Poirier. After KOing Justin Gaethje, he rematched Poirier but lost in TKO. It will be his last fight at the UFC in the summer of 2018.
Alvarez then signed ONE. Due to his debut, he went up to welterweight to fight Timophie Nastyukin. He lost his mouth in the first round TKO. Since then, he has rebounded with a submission victory over Eduardo Forayan in August 2019.
– MMA Sports
Eddie Alvarez says he is “not good at anything” and will give Habib Nurmagomedov “terrible time”
https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2021/1/29/22256074/eddie-alvarez-khabib-nurmagomedov-a-terrible-time-not-great-gleison-tibau-ufc-one-mma-news Eddie Alvarez says he is “not good at anything” and will give Habib Nurmagomedov “terrible time”