Article

Eddie Alvarez posts about UFC 205 on Instagram

 

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

A photo posted by Eddie Alvarez (@ealvarezfight) on

Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez took to Instagram to give his thoughts on the loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 205 in New York City.

Alvarez, who felt confident in the match up against McGregor before the fight, said he “f**king blew it” on fight night.

“I did nothing I trained,” Alvarez said in his post. “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.”

Alvarez is taking comfort in his family during this time of disappointment. But “The Underground King” vowed to be back to make the walk once again.

RELATED: McGregor wins second belt w/ KO of Alvarez | UFC 205 Talking Points | Reaction from NYC on title fights | UFC 205 in historical perspective | Tate steps away, revered for toughness | Backstage interviews: McGregor - Woodley | Post-fight press conference highlights | McGregor Octagon interview

Media

Recent
Don't miss Rafael Dos Anjos square off against Robbie Lawler in the main event of Fight Night Winnipeg on Saturday, December 16 live on FOX.
Dec 12, 2017
Former UFC champions Robbie Lawler (welterweight) and Rafael Dos Anjos (lightweight) meet in a five-round main event Saturday night in Winnipeg live and free on FOX. Both contenders have championships dreams and a win here brings them one step closer.
Dec 12, 2017
In a third heavy-hitting showdown, welterweights Santiago Ponzinibbio and Mike Perry once again look to unleash their stunning finishing power.
Dec 12, 2017
The explosive featherweight co-main event spotlights highly ranked Ricardo Lamas looking to stop Team Alpha Male standout Josh Emmett.
Dec 12, 2017