Alvarez would like to get a shot at the champion because he claims to be Nurmagomedov’s kryptonite.
“I am Khabib’s Kryptonite,” said Alvarez on Instagram Live. “You all know it. It’s the elephant in the room. I’m the guy in the lightweight division, the only guy, that can beat Khabib. Everyone knows it. He can run to Georges [St-Pierre] or run to Conor [McGregor] or run to whoever, I’m the guy. I’m the guy to put that ‘1’ in that loss column.”
One things that Alvarez admits is that Nurmagomedov is the king of the lightweights, at least temporarily.
“Khabib is king - temporarily,” said Alvarez. “Everything is temporary. . . Let ‘The Underground King’ do it one more time and get that belt back.”
UFC President Dana White has stated that he wouldn’t attempt to book Nurmagomedov against former UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson for a fifth time, which could make Alvarez’s path to a title shot a little easier.