Eddie Alvarez took the high road after UFC 205, admitting that Conor McGregor got the better of him in their battle for the UFC 205.
Now that Alvarez has had a couple days to think about it, he isn’t changing his tune.
Instead, he is offering up congratulations and an explanation of what went wrong:
Congrats to (McGregor) and his camp on an amazing accomplishment, these guys continue to deliver, hats off to you fellas. As for my performance, the only thing I can honestly say was I fucking blew it … I did nothing I trained, I did the complete opposite of what we planned on a daily basis for 10 weeks. To sum up our plan in a sentence it was “Go left and mostly wrestle ” instead I circled into his left hand and mostly boxed.
Fighting the way I did was a for sure death sentence and the result was fitting. I say it all the time, there is really small margin for error at this level and I paid for my mistakes. I managed to make it to the biggest stage and audience in my long career and fucked it all up when I arrived, my heart sincerely hurts and when I dwell on it I fill up with regret and anger.
If there was a list of what not to do against an Opponent of this nature I did them all on Saturday. I am disappointed in myself and this is not a reflection of my coaches, training Partners, and the endless hours of training I commit to this sport. Every Time I get into the cage I negotiate being vulnerable and possibly embarrassed against the opportunity to do something great and Grow more. I always choose the latter regardless of the uncomfortability and anxiety it brings to me, I think this choice is the only reason I ever succeeded in the first place.
I thought in my head at least making a lot of money would make me happy but I am having a lot of trouble enjoying myself regardless of the check that’s going to be written, I am very uneasy and discontent for the most part. I am lucky to have my wife and my child at a time like this to help me laugh and smile and let me know everything’s gonna be all right, they are my saving Grace, without them I am a shell of a man. Besides the outcome I thoroughly enjoyed fight week and the lead up, it was a lot fun. I have never defined myself off one win and I’ll never define myself off one loss, I simply had a bad night. I’ll have the opportunity again to ha