Eddie Alvarez uttalar sig efter helgens förlust – vägrar skylla ifrån sig

✅ "The Underground King" släpper uttalande efter tuffa TKO-förlusten ✅ "Gjort är gjort"

Den tidigare lättviktsmästaren Eddie Alvarez åkte på en tuff förlust i helgen, då han knockades av Dustin Poirier i deras returmöte.

Läs mer: Dustin Poirier vinner returmötet – knockar Eddie Alvarez!

Det var i den andra ronden som Alvarez tog kommandot och lyckades etablera mount på Poirier. Domaren Marc Goddard valde dock att ställa upp de båda efter att Alvarez använt sig av otillåtna ”12-6”-armbågar från sin överlägsna position.

Efter att de båda ställts upp kunde Poirier gå till motattack och avsluta Alvarez via TKO. På TV-bilderna syns också tydligt hur Alvarez tränare Mark Henry gestikulerar en armbågsrörelse till sin fighter, och i en nylig intervju tar Henry också på sig skulden för armbågen som förändrade fighten helt.

Men nu väljer Alvarez att själv bryta tystnaden i ett långt inlägg via sin Instagram, där han hyllar Poirier för vinsten. Dessutom försvarar han sin tränare Henry, samt domarens beslut att ställa upp honom och Poirier efter den otillåtna armbågen.

There are no grey areas in Fighting , one man will lose and the other will win , this is why I love this game . Controversial calls , judging , and fan support can always add to the drama but in the end 1 will stand and 1 will fall . Hats off to Dustin and his team he stayed calm under pressure and fought beautifully this makes us 1-1 . In no way will I judge Godard harshly , We have the same Job ! he has to make decisions in split seconds just like I do , and he makes them with my health and my opponents in mind . What’s done is done . As for Mark Henry calling for an elbow in the heat of the moment . An angled elbow is an incredible shot from the position I was in , it’s actually the only shot you can throw . We simply had a miscommunication, it happens in war more often than not , this was a case of “friendly fire” and we ended up on the losing end of this battle . But let’s remember Ricardo and Mark are also responsible for my UFC world title , and wins over some of the greatest fighters in the UFC , He’s the hardest worker on our team , obsessive, detailed , and pushes us all to understand the opportunity we have in front of is on a world stage . He’s my coach , friend , and Been a mentor of mine for longer than most of you know . Losing is never satisfying , I don’t lose often but when I do I grow the most as a person/fighter . Adjustments will be made , if anything this loss will add to the joy of my next Victory ! I want to thank my team , coaches , my family , and everyone who supports me in this journey . My family especially, the sacrifice falls on the back of my wife and our children . We experience great Joy in our victories and incredible Pain in our losses but our only other option is to avoid the experience and feel nothing at all . We are grateful to be able to fight every time the walk is made to the octagon , and anxiously awaiting the the opportunity to make that walk again . Thank you @ufc . I was brought here , not to win , but to entertain…. Are you not entertained ???? T.H.N.Q

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“There are no grey areas in fighting — one man will lose and the other will win, this is why I love this game. Controversial calls, judging, and fan support can always add to the drama but in the end one will stand and one will fall. Hats off to Dustin and his team, he stayed calm under pressure and fought beautifully this makes us 1-1.

“In no way will I judge [Marc] Goddard harshly. We have the same job! He has to make decisions in split seconds just like I do, and he makes them with my health and my opponents in mind. What’s done is done. As for Mark Henry calling for an elbow in the heat of the moment. An angled elbow is an incredible shot from the position I was in, it’s actually the only shot you can throw. We simply had a miscommunication, it happens in war more often than not, this was a case of “friendly fire” and we ended up on the losing end of this battle.

But let’s remember Ricardo [Almeida] and Mark are also responsible for my UFC world title, and wins over some of the greatest fighters in the UFC. He’s the hardest worker on our team, obsessive, detailed, and pushes us all to understand the opportunity we have in front of is on a world stage. He’s my coach, friend, and been a mentor of mine for longer than most of you know,” skriver Eddie Alvarez.

Alvarez har nu ett record på 1-1 samt en no contest sedan han förlorade sin titel mot Conor McGregor på UFC 205 för snart två år sedan.

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