Eddie Alvarez back on the ladder of success, climbing rung by rung

Eddie Alvarez back on the ladder of success, climbing rung by rung

Love him or hate him, (wasn’t a big fan, to begin with, myself) Eddie Alvarez has got to be admired since his dramatic fall to Conor McGregor back in 2016.

Now set to main event UFC fight night this Saturday, the former lightweight champion has had a mountain to climb.

But climb he most certainly has, Losing his crown surely took it’s toll on him. or did it give him a burning passion to hit the heights of the biggest stage of them all again?

“Climbing back from the Nov. 5th fight was difficult. I’d be lying if I told you, ‘Oh I just bounced right back off the mat.’ I needed some serious dusting off. I needed to forgive myself. I’m my own worst critic so I was very disappointed and pissed off at myself about Madison Square Garden.”

“I sat around longer than what I would’ve like to. I would’ve like to just bounce back and just get over it already but it was difficult. It was difficult for me. I put a lot into this so it was difficult but we’re over it and I’m having a great time with training and enjoying myself.” credit SBNation.

The past 2 years have seen him climb his first step with a no contest against Dustin Poirier.

Herb Dean was forced to end the contest due to an illegal knee.

“No contest he got lucky” said Alvarez in a interveiw looking back on herb’s decision. After headlining the prelims we started to see the fire back in the underground kings eyes.

Next up the ladder was Justin Gaethje, who was just coming off a incredible finale of the ultimate fighter redemption against Michael Johnson.

Surprisingly the no contest knee incident never discouraged Alvarez from cracking Gaethje with a devastating knee, oh and just incase you never knew Gaethje was coming off a 18 fight win streak, spanning over 4 organisations.

Now we see former 2x Bellator lightweight champion take another giant lunge up that ladder.

By getting the chance to redeem the no contest against Dustin Poirier at the Scotiabank Saddledome Arena in Calgary, Canada.

Who you Got in this much anticipated rematch?

Let us know in the comments.

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