Despite talking a great game ahead of the UFC 205 event, Eddie Alvarez looked out of sorts when the Octagon doors closed, and he was forced to endure a beating courtesy of Conor McGregor.
The Irishman made it looked effortless as he did exactly what he said he’d do, leave Madison Square Garden in New York as the new lightweight champion, becoming the first man to hold two world titles simultaneously.
UFC 205 LOSS
Alvarez hasn’t been in the public eye as much since suffering a second-round knockout, but has been forced to deny some rumours that he threw the fight against Notorious.
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The same claims were made earlier in the year when Nate Diaz lost to McGregor in their rematch, with many suggesting Diaz lost on purpose so they could do battle for a third time in order to generate more money – a claim he also denied.
Although he praised McGregor for what he did, Alvarez has come out to deny the rumours when speaking to Chael Sonnen on his podcast, despite understanding why people are saying these things.
He said: “I’ve been getting on my [social media] and I’m getting that I threw the fight.
“People are like ‘you threw the fight; you threw the fight.’ I literally can understand the people’s frustrations with me and them telling me that.
“When I watch the fight personally myself, I’m like, I did everything to lose this f*****g fight. I did everything. I couldn’t have done worse for myself. I don’t know if it was because I got buzzed in the beginning of the fight.
“I can’t really put my finger on it. I fumbled 10 times and you can’t win the game fumbling.”
It does seem like a ridiculous accusation to make, especially since it was so one-sided, meaning any talks of a rematch to make more money would be out of the equation altogether.
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