Speaking to Brian Stann on Stann’s Sirius XM Rush show Toe-2-Toe, former lightweight champion has spoken about how UFC 205 was a ‘disastrous chapter’ of his career.
After Eddie Alvarez suffered an emphatic defeat at the hands of Conor McGregor at UFC 205, the Philly fighter is now set to make his return against Dustin Poirier at UFC 211 this May.
Although Alvarez stated that he now plans to take over the division once again, he did admit that he had a terrible night in Madison Square Garden back in November and that it was a ‘disastrous chapter’ in his career.
“I had a bad night in November, and no problem. I got back on the horse about six weeks ago, met back up with my coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, Mark Henry and everybody, and we formulated a plan to come back to take over the division that I believe is mine…
It was a small chapter in my full book that will be my career. It was a disastrous chapter but now we get to write some new good ones.”
Alvarez is currently listed at number three in the UFC’s lightweight rankings and, should he get a win against the in-form Poirier at UFC 211, he should be in line for a much more significant bout before the end of the year.
Check out Eddie Alvarez discussing UFC 205, his loss to Conor McGregor and his plans for the future in the clip below.