Previous UFC lightweight hero Eddie Alvarez is right now searching for his next rival. As of late, he stretched out a test to previous title challenger Nate Diaz, who likewise stays dubious about his next profession move.
Be that as it may, there evidently is a profound established history between the two warriors, which started at UFC 188 right around three years prior in Mexico City.
We almost fought each other in Mexico, I was fighting his friend Gilbert Melendez,” Alvarez told ESNews (transcript via BJPenn.com). “I beat Gilbert and Nate was angry about it. And so me and Nate almost got into it in Mexico. For sure I’d like to get that match out.
Alvarez clarified that while he has no meat with senior Diaz sibling Nick, the issue with Nate continues as before, in view of the slated matchup against Melendez.
With Nate in Mexico, I went up to him and said ‘Hey why do you keep looking at me like this. I’ve been cool with you and your brother,’” Alvarez recalled. “So he put his head down and wouldn’t look at me but said ‘You’re fighting my friend so f–k you!’. So I kind of started laughing and said ‘Man I’m like 30 something, I’ve got kids and sh-t, this fight stuff is just business for me. So I laughed it off and then the UFC decided to come in and break us up.
Alvarez is currently utilizing this point to set-up a battle with Diaz.
You know Nate always talks about keeping it real,” Alvarez said. “Well keeping it real I beat his friend up right in front of him while he sat cage side and he still didn’t do sh-t about it. So if he ever wants to come back, I’m right here! (Nate) can come get this!
From his end, Diaz officially turned down a past idea to battle Alvarez, just on the grounds that Eddie as of now “gotmelted by the person he beat up.”
He just got plumbed by Conor and I just beat Conor’s ass,
Diaz told Ariel Helwani in a special MMA Hour episode in May 2017.
I just laughed at them, like ‘Get the f–k out of here, call me with some real sh-t.’