“I’d Be the Greatest Lightweight”- Former UFC Lightweight Eddie Alvarez Makes a Big Statement

“I’d Be the Greatest Lightweight”- Former UFC Lightweight Eddie Alvarez Makes a Big Statement

Eddie Alvarez, aka ‘The Underground King’ has been part of varied promotions in MMA. He has fought in Bellator, UFC, and is now preventing in ONE Championship. Eddie Alvarez has been the light-weight champion in each UFC and Bellator.

The former two promotion light-weight champion is now eyeing his third promotion title shot. He goes to compete towards Iuri Lapicus at ONE Championship on April seventh on TNT. If ‘The Underground King’ wins this match, he’ll get his title shot in ONE Championship.

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NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 10: UFC light-weight champion Eddie Alvarez interacts with followers and media throughout the UFC 205 press convention inside The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC by way of Getty Images)
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In an interview with TMZ Sports, Alvarez defined what it means to him if he ever turns into the one individual to be a champion in three completely different promotions.

He said- “I mean, I think in my eyes I’d be the greatest lightweight that ever lived. It’s fine to be great for five years, it’s even good to be great for 10 years. But for two decades, to continue to fight champions all over the world.”

Alvarez additionally mentioned that he is not going to be staying in a single promotion. He will preserve transferring and battle each champion from main promotions all around the world and turn out to be the champion on that platform.

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DETROIT, MI – DECEMBER 02: Eddie Alvarez celebrates after defeating Justin Gaethje of their light-weight bout throughout the UFC 218 occasion inside Little Caesars Arena on December 02, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC by way of Getty Images)

To categorical his ideas on the ONE Championship title shot, Alvarez pointed his finger in direction of his shelf and said- “I have this shelf right here is empty and that’s for the ONE Championship belt”. 

He additionally mentioned that he has loads of different empty cabinets to fill. Right now his solely purpose is to say the ONE Championship light-weight title.

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Can Eddie Alvarez turn out to be the one 3 promotion champ?

Alvarez has to undergo an undefeated MMA athlete Iuri Lapicus even earlier than he will get his title shot in ONE Championship. So, there may be not a lot doubt on whether or not he can deal with the stress.

Alvarez has fought many expert fighters in his profession in UFC and Bellator resembling Justin Gaethje and has gained towards them. He has a number of expertise below his sleeve.

That is one thing that will play an enormous position to realize his title shot and may also be sufficient to turn out to be a champ as soon as once more. As historical past speaks for itself, we are able to by no means make sure of something with MMA.

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