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Eddie Alvarez Opens Up After Loss To Conor McGregor

Arin Spits / November 23, 2016

Before UFC 205 took place, Eddie Alvarez had a plan to defeat Conor McGregor.


He was supposed to go left and wrestle, but instead, he went into McGregor’s left and tried to stand up and fight. That didn’t work out too well because he got knocked down three times in the first round and was eventually finished in the second round via TKO.


Still fresh off the loss, Alvarez took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the fight, and the gist of the message was, “I f**cked up.”



It must have been a humbling experience for Alvarez, but from the post, you can tell how devastated he was with his performance. He goes into detail explaining that he spent 10 weeks training for a specific strategy, only to completely abandon the plan during the fight. Was it nerves? Frustration? Only Alvarez can try and dissect that for us.


Well, hindsight is 20/20. Would Alvarez have won even if he stuck to the gameplan? It’s hard to say, but this just goes to show how dangerous Conor McGregor is when you try to stand toe-to-toe with him. He has incredible knockout power in that left hand of his and fighting into his strengths is not the way you want to be fighting. However, it’s easier said than done as Alvarez demonstrated on November 12th.


Congrats to Connor and his camp on an amazing accomplishment , these guys continue to deliver ,hats off to you fellas . As for my performance , the only thing I can honestly say was I fucking blew it … I did nothing I trained , I did the complete opposite of what we planned on a daily basis for 10 weeks . To sum up our plan in a sentence it was "Go left and mostly wrestle " instead I circled into his left hand and mostly boxed . Fighting the way I did was a for sure death sentence and the result was fitting . I say it all the time, there is really small margin for error at this level and I paid for my mistakes . I managed to make it to the biggest stage and audience in my long career and fucked it all up when I arrived , my heart sincerely hurts and when I dwell on it I fill up with regret and anger . If there was a list of what not to do against an Opponent of this nature I did them all on Saturday . I am disappointed in myself and this is not a reflection of my coaches , training Partners , and the endless hours of training I commit to this sport . Every Time I get into the cage I negotiate being vulnerable and possibly embarrassed against the opportunity to do something great and Grow more . I always choose the latter regardless of the uncomfortability and anxiety it brings to me , I think this choice is the only reason I ever succeeded in the first place . I thought in my head at least making a lot of money would make me happy but I am having a lot of trouble enjoying myself regardless of the check thats going to be written , I am very uneasy and discontent for the most part . I am lucky to have my wife and my child at a time like this to help me laugh and smile and let me know everything's gonna be all right , they are my saving Grace , without them I am a shell of a man . Besides the outcome I thoroughly enjoyed fight week and the lead up , it was a lot fun . I have never defined myself off one win and I'll never define myself off one loss ,I simply had a bad night .. I'll have the opportunity again to have a good one ,, and I'll make the Walk to see what I got Everytime . Thanx for listening -EA

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