The former lightweight champion of the UFC and Bellator, Eddie Alvarez, recently appeared in his Bare-Knuckle Fighting Championship debut and defeated Chad Mendes, another former UFC competitor.
Both of them presented an outstanding performance in that match. In the five-round contest, the two former UFC stalwarts threw many knockdowns, eventually Alvarez winning by a split decision. The skilled boxer is currently looking for an out-of-town matchup with Nate Diaz of Stockton.
The former UFC champion declared his desire to head back to the BKFC stage after the victory. In an interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, Alvarez revealed a potential opponent for him. He yelled out Nate Diaz over there. The native of Stockton just scheduled his fight with Jake Paul in August.
On The MMA Hour, Eddie Alvarez claimed he's sought to face Nate Diaz for a long time. The fight hasn't happened yet even when the pair was in UFC. But he thinks it's possible now that there are new regulations and promotions. Alvarez understands that Diaz will face "The Problem Child" in August in a boxing match but he thinks that BKFC could be able to draw the former UFC star since he is not under contract with any promotion.
“Dude, I feel like I’m beating a dead horse. But I think me and Nate Diaz in this would be like, but he doesn’t want to fight me,” Eddie Alvarez stated on The MMA Hour. “I’m convinced, and I have no idea why. I have no clue why, but he will not fight me. And I’m like, maybe this, because like, I won’t take him down and beat him up. He’s always concerned about wrestlers taking him down, he thinks that’s cheating in a fight if you take him down or kick him.”
He continued, “So like this, this is bare-knuckle, this is all we’re doing. I think me and Nate would be f*cking beautiful… Just bring me a big fight that fans are excited about.”
In the meantime, Alvarez will continue to train and prepare for his next fight in BKFC. With his impressive debut and his determination to take on the best fighters in the world, Alvarez is quickly becoming a fan favorite in the promotion.
And, who knows, if he continues to win and Diaz becomes available, we may just see the "fucking beautiful" fight that Alvarez is hoping for. Hopefully, Alvarez might be looking to settle an old score after an altercation with Nate Diaz back in 2015.