Former UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez hasn’t competed since losing the title to Conor McGregor at UFC 205.
Alvarez has been pining for a fight with Nate Diaz and he’s shocked that Diaz hasn’t accepted the fight with him.
“I really thought that Nate Diaz would have fought me,” Alvarez said on The MMA Hour. “He said a lot of stuff in Mexico. He looks at me funny in lobbies and sh*t like that. I thought if worst comes to worst, Nate would definitely fight me. I was actually shocked when they gave him a bout agreement and he said no to that. I thought he would fight me for sure.”
The Philadelphia native also held the Bellator MMA Lightweight Title twice. Michael Chiesa is interested in a fight with Alvarez, but the same can't be said for Alvarez.
“No,” Alvarez said. “I don’t want it. There’s nothing — zero — for me to gain in this fight. I lost, no doubt I lost. i don’t want to go that far back. I’d rather fight a big name, like a Nate Diaz. Somebody who has done what I’ve done, who’s put the work in that I’ve put in. Somebody who has fought the guys I’ve fought. Not a guy who has fought no one yet.”
Diaz himself hasn’t fought since suffering a decision loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 202.