UFC fighter Lauren Murphy competed on the UFC Ultimate Fighter 26 and was defeated in the first round of the tournament by Nicco Montano.
Murphy laid into her coach on the show in Eddie Alvarez and now the former UFC Lightweight Champion is responding to the criticism.
“I understand you’re there for yourself, but you didn’t even fight anybody on the other team yet,” Alvarez said on MMA Tonight. “You didn’t even get past your first fight against Team Gaethje and you conspired two or three times already against the girls on our team that you’re gonna be in the gym with every day. So I'm like, man this girl is a little bit of a head case and she's kind of looking at everyone as her enemy. It just didn't make for a good attitude in the room or a good person to even have around. She was conspiring from the very beginning.”
It should be noted that Murphy has denied multiple times in interviews that she conspired against her teammates in any way.
Alvarez also believes that Murphy is still young in her MMA career and she should be appreciative for what his coaching staff did for her.
“I’m not tooting my own horn, but if you have 10 fights you’re still a baby,” Alvarez said. “You’re still kind of a baby — girl, guy, whoever you are. When you get a chance to be coached by Mark Henry, Marlon Moraes, and some of these guys who have just been through it, you should be nothing but appreciative. You should bow your head when they enter the room. You shouldn't have a know-it-all attitude.”
UFC Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale takes place on Friday, December 1 from the Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada with no main event set at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.