Thursday 26 April 2018

'I fought a stupid fight': Alvarez gives honest response to 'phenomenal' McGregor's powerful performance

David Smith

Eddie Alvarez claims he fought "a stupid fight" in his knockout defeat to Conor McGregor at UFC 205 last night in Madison Square Garden.

The Dubliner knocked Alvarez down four times, and the second round stoppage means McGregor is the first simultaneous two weight champion in UFC history, owning the lightweight belt to to along with his featherweight title.

Alvarez conceded that McGregor did 'a phenomenal job' and claimed that he lost because he didn't stick to his game plan.

"The first time I was dropped, I remember being on my butt and thinking, that was quick," Alvarez said in quotes reported by the Mirror.

"His speed and timing were very good.

"I'm not quite sure (why he didn't utilize his wrestling skill-set), and it was foolish. That was not my intention going into the fight. It was stupid, it was foolish and I paid for not sticking to the game plan.

"I fought a stupid fight, it wasn't a good fight.

"I've never defined myself by a win and I'll never define myself by a loss. You put your suit on and you face the music.

"[McGregor] has done a phenomenal job and he continues to do a good job for the sport.

"I just want to see my wife and kids."

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