Four days removed from UFC 205, Eddie Alvarez is still beating himself up over getting beaten up by Conor McGregor.
Alvarez lost the UFC lightweight title to McGregor at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night via second-round TKO after a lopsided fight.
And he knows this fight was the one that got away. Appearing on the podcast You’re Welcome with Chael Sonnen, Alvarez repeatedly trashed his own performance in New York City.
“I did something really foolish,” Alvarez told Sonnen. “I f****d up big time.”
Alvarez went into the fight with McGregor with a simple game plan: Circle away from the left hand and implement his wrestling. He did neither.
“The whole f****g plan, the whole plan of this whole fight, if we had to to sum up the whole plan it was go left and mostly wrestle,” Alvarez said. “Not wrestle all the time but go left and put him in wrestling exchanges and put him where he’s uncomfortable.”
But he abandoned the plan after getting dropped the first time in the opening round and never got back to it.
“I don’t know if it was after I got hit that I kind of went into fight or flight mode,” Alvarez said. “But I got hit and I went right and I boxed, I did the opposite of my plan for eight minutes when the whole plan for two months in training was go left and mostly wrestle. … It might have landed on the back of my head. To he honest with you, that first shot, I had no clue what it was. I had no clue, and my butt was on the ground, and I remember in my head going ‘what the f*** was that?’ I have no clue what the shot that dropped me was but I ….View full article
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