Eddie Alvarez is Already Looking Forward, UFC Title Win is “in The Past”
By FCF Staff
It’s been less than two weeks since Eddie Alvarez became the UFC’s lightweight champ, but the decorated fighter isn’t dwelling on his biggest win to date.
Alvarez took Rafael dos Anjos out in the opening round at UFC FN 91, and in doing so, became the first man to win Bellator and UFC titles. Recently the rugged fighter spoke to UFC.com about the impressive victory, and while doing so, said this:
“The world championship and the belt are in the past,” said Alvarez. “I woke up this morning, all the emotions are gone and I began thinking, ‘What do I have to do to improve?’ What do I have to do to grow? What do I have to do to continue to be dominant in my weight class?’ So removing the emotions and everything of winning the title, I understand that it’s just a temporary thing and that there’s some work to be done in order to hold on to this and be dominant. And that’s what’s on my mind right now. In my head, I have trouble resting, I have trouble being comfortable because a lot of my life is about sacrifice and being uncomfortable. So when I find comfort, it makes me uneasy sometimes and it makes me feel guilty. I have my troubles and issues with feeling comfortable and at ease.”
With the win, the 32 year-old fighter moved his overall record to 28-4. Alvarez has won three straight fights.