Eddie Alvarez names next ideal opponent

July 22, 2016 8:28 am by Evan Bell
ufc lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez

Eddie Alvarez wasn’t the UFC lightweight champion for more than 48 hours when he asked Dana White and the UFC for an “easier fight”. Alvarez’ desired opponent? UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor, who is currently slated to fight Nate Diaz in a welterweight rematch at UFC 202 on August 20th.

Now, ahead of that fight, Alvarez has asked the UFC for the winner of the fight for a “big pay-per-view” fight.

He spoke on The CountDown:

“Initially I want the winner of Conor-Nate. I would like a big pay-per-view, big money fight. I’m willing to wait for one of them guys. I almost got in a fight with Nate in Mexico City so maybe we can settle our differences, and if Conor happens to win I welcome that fight as well.

“The number one contender in my weight class has fought once in about the last three years or something. So I’m a little nervous about fighting a guy like that who barely shows up to fight. So Conor and Nate, they’re the guys on my radar, one of them I’d really like to get my hands on.”

One man who certainly wouldn’t be too thrilled with Alvarez fighting the winner is 23-0 Khabib Nurmagomedov, who recently taunted the newly crowned champ on Twitter.


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