Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje fought for the unofficial Most Violent Man in MMA title at UFC 218 on Saturday night. Alvarez appeared recently on 93.3 WMMR in his hometown of Philadelphia and talked about it all.

“He was [out after the knee],” said Alvarez, as transcribed by Mike Bohn for MMAjunkie. “I put my hands up in the air immediately. I did not want to hit him anymore after that. I felt it; he felt it. The ref, I’m not going to say he was late, but I didn’t want to hit him anymore. I felt it clean. That’s a guy – he’s like I am. You give him a split-second, and he’s back in the fight, and you have to fight him all over again.”

“I’m the most violent man in the UFC. They can take the No. 1, 2 and 3. I’ll just take that title, and I’ll keep it. I’ve been crowned. … We went in to make a point. My performances in the UFC, I’ve been trying to win. Win, win, win. I’ve been so focused on winning that the performance itself wasn’t showing my true colors. We went in here with just the idea of, ‘Just be as violent as we can.’ The byproduct of that would be a win.”

“I actually have one fight left with the UFC,” said Alvarez. “I’ve finished all my fights, and I have one fight left in my contract. It’s time to sit down with the boss man and talk about long-term, talk about how we’re going to do this thing and what big, mega-fight we can have coming up.”