New lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez already has faced a murderer’s row of opponents since joining the UFC roster and now he’s looking for an easy fight for his first title defense.
Alvarez blasted through former champion Rafael dos Anjos with a vicious first-round TKO on Thursday night, which marked his third win in a row in the UFC.
So following his championship win, Alvarez politely asked for an easier night at the office against an overmatched foe — like featherweight champion Conor McGregor.
“By far the best lightweight in this division is Rafael dos Anjos. I had the better night tonight for sure, but this can go either way,” Alvarez said at the post-fight press conference. “There’s great competitors and there’s real small margin for error and if you mess up once, that could have been me on the end of that punch.
“This guy to the right of me is the best in the division. To be able to come out with a win over him … and before him was (Anthony) Pettis and before him was Gilbert (Melendez). These are the best guys in the division. I’m not taking on top 15.”
So I would ask Dana White please to give me an easier fight like Conor McGregor. I deserve that. I’ve been fighting the best guys so I would like a gimme fight. Conor, I more than welcome that.