Winning ONE Championship belt only thing in Eddie Alvarez mind right now

first_imgView comments “I’m looking forward to competing against the best in the world. I’ve travelled the whole world and truly find the best guys in the world to go up against and there’s champions everywhere and I know that there are many here,” he said.“So I’m looking forward to the challenge. I’m earning my spot here. this is a clean slate for me so whatever I did in the past is in the past and I’m looking forward to earning my name here.”Alvarez, who is listed by as the fourth-best lightweight in the world behind Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson and Conor McGregor, is expected to make his ONE Championship debut next year as part of the lightweight Grand Prix tournament.A new ONE lightweight champion will be crowned on November 23 with Folayang and Amir Khan in Manila.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Cansino, UST unfazed despite precarious position in UAAP Final Four race “With that said, I flew everywhere and fought some of the best guys in the world and number one, I’ve never won the ONE FC championship belt and I’ve won every belt from every major organization well, except for this belt so that’s the only thing in my mind as of right now.”Alvarez earned the Bellator lightweight title in 2009 then, stopped Rafael Dos Anjos in the first round to claim the UFC lightweight belt in 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe 34-year-old Alvarez hasn’t had much success since his electrifying performance against dos Anjos with two losses, a no contest and only a victory in his last four fights in the UFC.But he could be due for a resurgence as he transfers to ONE Championship where he will be tested by the likes of Eduard Folayang and Shinya Aoki, who he has fought twice before in the WAMMA and Bellator. Eddie Alvarez. Photo from ONE ChampionshipEddie Alvarez is the only fighter to win a UFC and Bellator title and as if having that exclusive distinction isn’t enough, the former lightweight world champion wants another hardware to add to his trophy room.“There’s not a lot of things that I haven’t experienced in martial arts. I’ve been doing this since I was 19 years old,” Alvarez said. ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READlast_img read more