Alvarez is widely regarded as one of the best mixed martial artists in the world and is the first and only fighter to have won championships in both Bellator MMA and the UFC. The two got into a backstage altercation at UFC 188 in Mexico City and there was plenty of interest at that time about a matchup between the two hard-nosed lightweights.
Alvarez-Poirier will air on FX (coverage begins at 8 p.m.), followed the UFC 211 main card on Pay-Per-View (starting at 10 p.m.).
"He just made a mistake". Remember when I seen him in Mexico and I called him out? During an appearance on CBS Radio's "The Jim Rome Show", White said he's hoping to reach an agreement with McGregor and Mayweather soon (via MMAJunkie.com). He just got plumbed by Conor and I just beat Conor's ass. "This isn't my business, and I'm definitely gonna walk away".More news: Sharapova more disappointed to lose early than to detractor
Nate Diaz and Eddie Alvarez could have fought in 2015.
Poirier seems really confident ahead of what is expected to be the biggest fight of career till now.
And if all goes to plan, "Diamond" will knockout the former division champion once his body breaks down from all the damage, as Dustin is confident Eddie can't sustain the amount of carnage coming his way. Diaz told Ariel Helwani on a special edition of The MMA Hour last week that Alvarez turned the bout down at that point because he was waiting for a title shot. According to reports, he wanted to forget all about his loss to McGregor and the anger it caused him. But after getting over his anger at the way things turned out, Alvarez chose to use those feelings and get back in the cage.More news: Kings XI Punjab win keeps play-off chase alive
"There are no external forces, or someone saying, you've gotta do this, or you've gotta do that". "I knew that this thing was gonna be a nightmare to get done, if it can even be done". And that won't be a good look for Alvarez.
Alvarez said others can go the route of chasing. "I'm fine with taking a fight, but I'm telling you what it's going to take". "He's going to have to be very careful in his movements and what he's willing to do, because it could end quickly if he makes himself too vulnerable".More news: Freeze Warning, Frost Advisories in WNY