Alvarez: 'Important for me to go after UFC guys'


Eddie Alvarez (19-2)
- My biggest opponent is me.. I can't just win by decisions, I have to put guys away to make a statement
- I don't know why I'm not defending the title against Josh Neer
- Fight will take place end of May. Fighting in Philly would be a dream, but I don't think it will be possible
- The famous "Wrestling crucifix": "wasn't that funky? I looked at the crowd while I was in it and thought 'can anyone tell me what to do here?'"
- It's important for me to go after UFC guys
- I don't have to hate my opponent, we both are doing the same thing, fighting for money

Josh Neer (27-9-1)
- I don't like fighting guys that lay on me, and Eddie is a standup fighter
- Expecting a standup fight with Eddie Alvarez
- Bellator deal is for 3 fights
- I've worked on not chasing my opponent... my two losses in the UFC I was chasing my opponent and that's why they brought me down
- If I beat Eddie Alvarez, I am guaranteed a title shot

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CONVEYOR BELT site profile image  

2/19/10 1:35 AM by CONVEYOR BELT

Sounds like you may need a little HATERADE!

THP site profile image  

2/18/10 7:35 PM by THP

I hope Neer whoops his ass. Alvarez is grossly overrated on these boards

Marion Cobretti site profile image  

2/18/10 5:57 PM by Marion Cobretti

i got neer... hes the man...

Uncle Justice site profile image  

2/18/10 5:48 PM by Uncle Justice

 Except... Eddie is signed with BELLATOR, they fight for STRIKEFORCE. That tiny little problem might get in the way. Without some major finessing, he is unlikely to fight anyone who is currently signed with a competing promotion.

slamming site profile image  

2/18/10 3:59 PM by slamming

OMG siiiick fight.Shit hot fight.

anunaki site profile image  

2/18/10 3:27 PM by anunaki

This^^^^I know hes gettin some paper in bellator, but he needs a sherk type apponent or a fight with gil or johs thomspon.

Uncle Justice site profile image  

2/18/10 3:07 PM by Uncle Justice

It is, actually.  Other than Hus' suggestion that he fights people still in the UFC, which is impossible, that means he's fighting the best competition available. Neer had respectable decision losses to many top UFC LW's, so it's a good measuring stick for a top-ranked LW outside of the UFC. You do present an interesting new spin on disparaging non-UFC fighters though.  Well done.  

hmb site profile image  

2/18/10 2:36 PM by hmb

Neer is the man, true fighting skills.

Timmy B site profile image  

2/18/10 2:32 PM by Timmy B

Good competition has a way of making people look average.

Timmy B site profile image  

2/18/10 2:32 PM by Timmy B

Good competition has a way of making people look average.