Eddie Alvarez was one of the few top-tier fighters that the UFC didn’t have. That all changed yesterday when Dana White announced that he had come to terms with the Bellator lightweight champion.
Alvarez spoke to the media on Tuesday after the announcing that his first UFC fight would be against Donald Cerrone at UFC 178 next month.
“Look, the only fights I want to be involved with at this time in my career, at this time in my life, are big fights,” Alvarez told MMAFighting.com “Dangerous guys, big events, where fans are biting their fingernails and they’re asking themselves, ‘oh my god, we have no clue what’s going to go on.’ Those are the sort of fights that I want to be involved in.”
“I don’t want to wait around. I’m here for the title. I want to make that clear right from the beginning. Don’t get me wrong, the UFC is the premier company, the best company in the world. But I’m not here just to be a measuring stick. I’m here for the world title. That’s why I signed and that’s what I’m here for. It’s nothing personal, but I’m going to get after these guys hard, man. I’m going to be a dangerous guy to fight.”
When asked how long it will take for him to get a shot at the title, Alvarez said:
“A year from now, I would love to put me at three fights, 3-0 in the UFC and the UFC lightweight champion.”
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