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Wednesday, Jun 17, 2020

Eddie Alvarez Recalls Issues he Had With Former UFC Matchmaker Joe Silva

Eddie Alvarez

By FCF Staff

Eddie Alvarez was tapped for a UFC title shot not long into his run with the promotion, despite the fact, according to the decorated fighter, he was told by Joe Silva that wasn’t going to happen.

Recently Alvarez shared out his side of issues he had with the former UFC matchmaker, via Twitter (comments via MMA Fighting).

“Ok ok …. so I am in the restaurant of a hotel a few weeks after the Anthony Pettis fight eating by myself and next to me is Joe Silva with a group of buddies and I believe Sean Shelby they are having some drinks. I never interacted with Joe but I took the time to introduce (myself). Next I ask who my next opponent could possibly be and half joking half serious ask for the champion if he’s available. Joe took the opportunity to tell me with the way I am fighting I’ll never get a title shot as long as he’s around, they all laugh.

At this point I am completely embarrassed, I want to hurt him but I just joined this promotion and this guy pretty much makes the rules. The funny part was he was standing and I could of swore he was fully seated. So I took the high road and went to my room in a rage. I get a call a few weeks later from Dana not Joe asking for the RDA fight. I thought wow this one must of went over Joe’s Head. Joe’s 4 foot, a lot of things do. So I get the fight I wanted and Joe didn’t want. I KO RDA and win the world title in the 1st round. As I make my out of the ring and in the back guess who is the first guy standing there? Yes Joe. No congrats, no good job just a bitter angry small little man. I said nothing, nothing needed to be communicated, I just wink. Success is how you destroy your enemies.”

After stopping dos Anjos in July, 2016, Alvarez faced Conor McGregor that November and was finished in round two. The 36-year-old currently fights for ONE Championship.

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:24 pm
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