VIDEO | Eddie Alvarez “I beat Nate Diaz’s friend up right in front of him and he didn’t do sh*t”

Eddie Alvarez, Nate Diaz

VIDEO | Eddie Alvarez “I beat Nate Diaz’s friend up right in front of him and he didn’t do sh*t”

Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is currently waiting on his next octagon assignment.

“The Underground King” was last seen in action at December’s UFC 218 event in Detroit where he scored a thrilling third-round knockout victory over the previously undefeated Justin Gaethje.

Alvarez recently sat down with EsNews where he discussed his fighting future as well as the probability of a potential scrap with Nate Diaz.

“Nate could come to the lightweight division and get it right here,” Alvarez said laughing. “I would love to (fight Nate Diaz). We almost fought each other in Mexico, I was fighting his friend Gilbert Melendez. I beat Gilbert and Nate was angry about it. And so me and Nate almost got into it in Mexico. For sure I’d like to get that match out.”

Alvarez continued by detailing his run in with Diaz in Mexico:

“I confronted him (Nate). Because I’ve always been cool with Nick and Nate. Always. I’m still cool with Nick. I seen Nick in Dallas and I invited him to my after party and he came and hung out. He knows me and Nate aren’t that cool. But with Nate in Mexico, I went up to him and said ‘Hey why do you keep looking at me like this. I’ve been cool with you and your brother’. So he put his head down and wouldn’t look at me but said ‘You’re fighting my friend so f*ck you!’. So I kind of started laughing and said ‘Man I’m like 30 something, I’ve got kids and sh*t, this fight stuff is just business for me. So I laughed it off and then the UFC decided to come in and break us up. Then of course later he was angry that I beat Gilbert. But you know keeping it real, you know Nate always talks about keeping it real. Well keeping it real I beat his friend up right in front of him while he sat cageside and he still didn’t do sh*t about it. So if he ever wants to come back, I’m right here! (Nate) can come get this!”

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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 4/21/2018