Former UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez spent just under four years competing in the UFC, picking up a 4-4-0-1NC record along the way.
Alvarez recently went on Twitter and decided to share a story about being mistreated by former UFC matchmaker Joe Silva, who was the matchmaker for the majority of Alvarez's run in the promotion:
While the Me too movement on Joe Silva continues ...I got an incredible Joe Silva story myself but my momma always told me that if “ I ain’t got nuttin good to say than , than don’t say nuttin at all “ ------— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) June 16, 2020
Ok ok .... so I am in the restaurant of a hotel a few weeks after the Anthony Petis fight eating by myself and next to me is Joe Silva with a group of buddies and I believe Sean Shelby they are having some drinks . I never interacted with Joe but I took the time to introduce ..— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) June 16, 2020
Next I ask who my next opponent could possibly be and half joking half serious ask for the champion if he’s available .... Joe took the opportunity to tell me with the way I am fighting I’ll never get a title shot as long as he’s around , they all laugh ....— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) June 16, 2020
At this point I am completely embarrassed , I want to hurt him but I just joined this promotion and this guy pretty much makes the rules , The funny part was he was standing and I could of swore he was fully seated . So I took the high road and went to my room in a rage .— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) June 16, 2020
I get a call a few weeks later from Dana not Joe asking for the RDA fight .... I thought wow this one must of went over Joes Head , Joe 4 foot a lot of things Do . So I get the fight I wanted and Joe didn’t want . I KO RDA and win the world title in the 1st rnd. As I make my....— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) June 16, 2020
Out of the ring and in the back guess who is the first guy standing there ... Yes Joe .... No congrats no good job just a bitter angry small little man . I said nothing, nothing needed to be communicated I just a wink . Success is how you destroy you’re enemies .— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) June 16, 2020