UFC 205: Eddie Alvarez Outlines How he “Fought a Bad Fight”
By FCF Staff
Following his disastrous and lopsided loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 205, Eddie Alvarez faced the media to discuss what went wrong.
McGregor repeatedly blasted Alvarez with big left hands throughout the main event, and the fight was stopped in round two. Leading up to the bout, the expectation was that Alvarez would look to take the fight down, but he was unable to make that happen.
“I fought a bad fight,” Alvarez said. “The idea wasn’t to go in there and box and stand in front of him. I didn’t fight a good fight. … We started throwing kicks, and the kicks were successful. I would have started throwing more. We didn’t wrestle enough. The idea was to go in there and wrestle. Wrestle a guy who likes to box, and I didn’t do that. Not quite sure why I didn’t do that. But I didn’t do it tonight, and I paid for it. He capitalized.”
Alvarez was fighting for the first time since he won the lightweight championship in July, by stopping Rafael dos Anjos in the opening round.
UFC 205 took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.