While Eddie Alvarez may be the UFC lightweight champion after defeating Rafael dos Anjos last month, Donald Cerrone remains the only man to defeat Alvarez inside the Octagon.
When the MMA vet made his UFC debut in 2014, it was Cerrone who welcomed him to the Octagon. ‘Cowboy’ put on a spectacular showing, dominating Alvarez from bell to bell, brutalizing his legs with leg kicks until he was no longer able to stand.
Now, ahead of Cerrone’s UFC 202 scrap with Rick Story, ‘Cowboy’ believes it’s his time to get a rematch with Alvarez if he’s able to make it 3-wins in a row by defeating Story on Saturday.
He spoke to Fox Sports:
Eddie Alvarez is a fight I’m definitely (interested in). After I beat Rick Story, I’m going to call him out and try to get that Eddie/”Cowboy” 2 in New York.”
“I’ll beat his ass again and take the belt.”
“I know Khabib’s trying to rally and say he deserves a title shot, but he doesn’t,” Cerrone said. “The guy he was supposed to fight got hurt, he fought some (expletive) dude on a week’s notice. Don’t get hurt for two years and then start talking.”