Eddie Alvarez walked away from UFC 205 empty handed after being knocked out by Conor McGregor, and he knows why.
"I'm disappointed," Alvarez said on Fox Sports 1. "I didn't fight a good fight. I think I went in with a plan, I didn't stick to the plan and I think I paid for it. I kinda got lulled a bit into his game and paid for it, I think it was just kinda relaxed and I was just kinda like, ‘alright, it's going to be relaxed, we'll do it that way.' I almost got lulled into his pace and got out of my own pace. He did a good job, hats off to him."
Alvarez stated McGregor had better hand speed than he expected. Despite that, Alvarez says he deviated from his gameplan too much.
"The shot he hit me with (in the first round), I think I threw a shot and he came over the top, because I don't even remember it really," Alvarez admitted. "I just remember being on the floor and I was like, 'wow, that was quick. Whatever that was, it was fast.' And I didn't feel like it hurt me crazy. It was kind of a flash, and I've been there before, so I was okay with it. But I just boxed too much. I just boxed too much tonight, too much boxing."
Alvarez is a former UFC Lightweight Champion and former Bellator MMA Lightweight Champion, no other fighter in MMA has achieved that goal. You can check out Fightful.com's post-UFC 205 Podcast at this link.