Eddie Alvarez doesn’t think Conor McGregor or Jose Aldo should be fighting for a title anytime soon.
UFC president, Dana White has said if McGregor beats Donald Cerrone on Jan. 18 and Khabib Nurmagomedov defeats Tony Ferguson he will make the rematch. Many fighters and fans were mad at that. And, to add to it, he also said he likes the idea of Jose Aldo fighting Henry Cejudo for the bantamweight title even though Aldo lost to Marlon Moraes.
For Eddie Alvarez, he believes for the sake of the sport it doesn’t make sense as the best need to fight the best.
“I love the UFC, I love watching it,” Alvarez told the media at Wednesday’s Philadelphia 76ers game (via Crossing Board). “An event like the last one I just saw [UFC 245], it’s the best vs. the best, the whole main card reminded me of the old UFC where you had Matt Hughes, Georges St. Pierre, loaded cards from top to bottom and real fights. What’s happening is, I don’t like the way they’re making their own rules. Jose Aldo just lost to Marlon Moraes, a friend of mine, and Dana [White] goes public and says Aldo is getting a title shot. Like, what?
“Imagine that in this sport [basketball]. You’re in the playoffs, a team wins and gets the right to go to the championship,” Alvarez continued. “The league doesn’t see it profitable enough so they just let another team go.
“It’s happening across the board. You hear them saying Conor (McGregor) is gonna get a title shot if he beats Cowboy [Donald Cerrone[. He got wiped out by Khabib [Nurmagomedov]. It wasn’t close. You get wiped out and you have to be honest with yourself. A lot of people have beaten Cowboy. I lost to Cowboy but Cowboy has lost something like seven out of his last 10 fights.”