Eddie Alvarez Doesn’t Hold Back With Rant About Professional Boxers

The fighting legend Eddie Alvarez went in hard on professional boxers not actually being “real fighters.” Alvarez is a former Bellator MMA, UFC champion, and one of the most well-respected MMA athletes around the world. The former champion …

The fighting legend Eddie Alvarez went in hard on professional boxers not actually being “real fighters.” Alvarez is a former Bellator MMA, UFC champion, and one of the most well-respected MMA athletes around the world. The former champion has seen it all and has even faced the “Notorious” Conor McGregor back when the Irishman was […]

Continue Reading Eddie Alvarez Doesn’t Hold Back With Rant About Professional Boxers at MMA News.

Eddie Alvarez Trades Barbs With Jake Paul’s Trainer J’Leon Love

Eddie AlvarezJ’Leon Love continues to stir the pot with MMA fighters, this time taking aim at ONE Championship star Eddie Alvarez. The 33 year-old Love is a super middleweight boxer who has put together a 24-3-1-1 record throughout his career. While he hasn’t fought since getting knocked out by David Benavidez in March 2019, he has […]

Eddie Alvarez

J’Leon Love continues to stir the pot with MMA fighters, this time taking aim at ONE Championship star Eddie Alvarez.

The 33 year-old Love is a super middleweight boxer who has put together a 24-3-1-1 record throughout his career. While he hasn’t fought since getting knocked out by David Benavidez in March 2019, he has become more notable recently for serving as Jake Paul’s trainer. Love was in Paul’s corner when he knocked out Ben Askren, and rose to fame when cameras caught him in a confrontation with Tyron Woodley before the fight.

While there were preliminary talks to put together a fight between Love and Woodley, the former UFC welterweight champion has since signed on to face Paul himself. This left Love without an opponent and looking for a fight. He took to social media to claim that Alvarez had called him out recently, and claimed he did so because he was in need of money.

Not wanting to let Love set a false narrative, Alvarez was quick to respond.

Love was willing to admit that he may have tagged the wrong fighter, but didn’t take too kindly to the extra shots Alvarez threw in. However, ‘The Underground King’ didn’t appear too eager to engage in the Twitter spat.

The flames between the two were once again ignited when Alvarez agreed with a fan who said that Love wouldn’t fare too well against the MMA star in a cage.

This of course ended up with Love officially offering to fight Alvarez in the squared circle. The former UFC lightweight champion declined the invitation, and left Love with a reminder of who would win in a real fight.

But, if Love is so desperate to get back into the ring, Alvarez does have a suggestion as to who Love can fight: his friend and fellow Philadelphian Ray Robinson.

Do you want to see Eddie Alvarez and J’Leon Love fight? Let us know!

Chandler: If Eddie Alvarez Can Beat Justin Gaethje, I Definitely Can

After coming up short in realizing his title dreams at UFC 262, Michael Chandler believes that if he is matched with Justin Gaethje, he will win handily. While Michael Chandler was unable to capture the vacant lightweight title against Charles Oliveira…

After coming up short in realizing his title dreams at UFC 262, Michael Chandler believes that if he is matched with Justin Gaethje, he will win handily. While Michael Chandler was unable to capture the vacant lightweight title against Charles Oliveira back at UFC 262, he showed he’s all action with an early knockdown, and […]

Continue Reading Chandler: If Eddie Alvarez Can Beat Justin Gaethje, I Definitely Can at MMA News.

Eddie Alvarez: Justin Gaethje Is A ‘Terrible’ Matchup For Michael Chandler

Eddie AlvarezFormer UFC lightweight champion and current ONE Championship lightweight contender, Eddie Alvarez, has offered his thoughts on the likely matchup between ‘Iron’ Michael Chandler and Justin ‘The Highlight’ Gaethje following Chandler’s unsuccessful attempt to claim the UFC lightweight title from Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira at UFC 262. Despite both fighters suffering losses in their most […]

Eddie Alvarez

Former UFC lightweight champion and current ONE Championship lightweight contender, Eddie Alvarez, has offered his thoughts on the likely matchup between ‘Iron’ Michael Chandler and Justin ‘The Highlight’ Gaethje following Chandler’s unsuccessful attempt to claim the UFC lightweight title from Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira at UFC 262.

Despite both fighters suffering losses in their most recent title fights, UFC President Dana White still appears keen to match Chandler and Gaethje together, possibly as a title eliminator matchup. One man who has faced them both is Eddie Alvarez. Both of his Bellator encounters with Chandler were legendary in their own right, whilst his brutal slugfest with Gaethje at UFC 218 was a strong Fight of The Year contender.

Speaking to Chisanga Malata, Alvarez offered his two cents on their potential fight, he said. “I think Gaethje is a terrible match-up for him, and I think he should probably stay away from Gaethje. That’s not a good matchup for him. But we’ll see, man. It’s really up to him and his desire. We’ll only know on fight night.”

Alvarez does make an interesting point. Whilst Michael Chandler is as tough as they come (proving that in the first round against Charles Oliveira), Gaethje is violence personified. He loves the stand-and-bang, rock-em sock-em approach, and he has world class amateur wrestling as well, so it’s very clear that this would be no simple, bloodless affair for Michael Chandler.

Ultimately though, as Alvarez himself said, it all comes down to fight night. And there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that there is not a fighter alive more qualified to produce such an opinion than Eddie Alvarez; he managed to overcome Chandler in their second match-up at Bellator 106, and he managed to get a TKO finish over one of the toughest fighters on the planet at UFC 218, who’s only other losses were to Dustin Poirier and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

This fight will undoubtedly be a wild affair, and it is extremely interesting to consider how it will turn out if it does eventually occur. One thing is for sure though – neither fighter is going to take a step backward, and both fighters will leave it all in the Octagon come what may.

Do you agree with Eddie Alvarez? Is Justin Gaethje a terrible match-up for Michael Chandler?

Eddie Alvarez & Reug Reug Suffer Defeats – ONE on TNT 4 Highlights

Eddie AlvarezEddie Alvarez has once again suffered defeat under the ONE Championship banner. The former UFC and Bellator champion was hoping to quickly bounce back from being disqualified in his last fight. For those that don’t remember, Alvarez was thrown out of his last fight. ‘The Underground King’ was dominating Iuri Lapicus early before a couple […]

Eddie Alvarez

Eddie Alvarez has once again suffered defeat under the ONE Championship banner.

The former UFC and Bellator champion was hoping to quickly bounce back from being disqualified in his last fight.

For those that don’t remember, Alvarez was thrown out of his last fight.

‘The Underground King’ was dominating Iuri Lapicus early before a couple of his punches hit the back of his opponent’s head.

The Moldovan was unable to continue despite a lengthy time out.

Referee, Justin Brown issued a red card to Alvarez, resulting in an immediate disqualification loss.

The result was recently overturned and now appears as a no-contest on both men’s records.

Just a few week later, Alvarez was back in Singapore to fight Ok Rae Yoon at ONE on TNT 4.

Things did not go well for the lightweight legend who was dropped early.

Alvarez managed to survive the heavy knockdown but was unable to mount enough offence in the final two rounds to sway the judges in his favour.

Rae Yoo picked up the biggest win of his career via unanimous decision.

Earlier on the ONE on TNT 4 undercard, Senegalese wrestling sensation Oumar ‘Reug Reug’ Kane suffered the first defeat of his professional MMA career.

Kirill Grishenko manged to pull off the monumental upset to score a second round TKO win.

The two fighters spent much of the opening two rounds locked in a clinch battle.

As the horn sounded to end the second stanza, Grishenko landed a punch on Reug Reug.

Kane dropped to the floor holding his throat. The referee checked on Reug Reug who remained on the floor for some time in agony.

Ultimately, cage side doctors waved off the fight and Grishenko was declared the winner after replays showed he threw the punch before the bell sounded to end round two.

The undefeated heavyweight out of Belarus picked up the biggest win of his career and stretched his perfect record to 4-0. Reug Reug drops to 3-1 as a professional MMA fighter.

Was you surprised to see Eddie Alvarez and Reug Reug lose at ONE on TNT 4?

ONE on TNT IV Highlights: Reinier de Ridder Wins, Alvarez Loses

ONE on TNT IV took place April 28, 2021, from inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. Here are the highlights and fast results from the event. The main card tipped off with Colbey Northcutt, sister of Sage Northcutt, earn a submission victory…

ONE on TNT IV took place April 28, 2021, from inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. Here are the highlights and fast results from the event. The main card tipped off with Colbey Northcutt, sister of Sage Northcutt, earn a submission victory over Courtney Martin to improve to 2-1, and undefeated in ONE Championship (2-0). Here […]