Eddie Alvarez calls for UFC return, offers to fight Michael Chandler in trilogy fight: ‘I’d gladly do USADA’

Eddie Alvarez calls for UFC return offers to fight Michael Chandler in trilogy fight

Former undisputed lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez has called for a return to the UFC, offering to close out his rivalry with Michael Chandler in the form of a trilogy bout between the two.

Alvarez, a former undisputed lightweight champion under the banner of the UFC, departed the promotion back in 2018, following a rematch stoppage loss to former interim champion and common-foe, Dustin Poirier.

Taking his talents to the Chatri Sityodtong-led, ONE Championship in Singapore following his departure from the UFC, Philadelphia native, Alvarez most recently suffered a unanimous decision loss to Ok Rae Yoon back in April 2021.

As for Chandler, the current #5 ranked lightweight champion, has yet to return to the Octagon since he suffered an eventual third round rear-naked choke submission loss to the aforenoted, Poirier back in November of last year at UFC 281 at Madison Square Garden.

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Eddie Alvarez offers to fight Michael Chandler in potential UFC comeback

And with an expected fight between Chandler and would-be common-foe, former two-weight UFC champion, Conor McGregor firmly up in the air, Alvarez, a former two-time opponent of Chandler, has offered to fight the Missouri veteran and in a trilogy bout and in a comeback to the Octagon to boot.

“Hey @MikeChandlerMMA you’ll never be without a potential opponent as long as I am still breathing, buddy,” Eddie Alvarez tweeted. “@danawhite @ufc know the deal. #trilogytime.” 

“I’d gladly do USADA 24/7 any day of the week,” Eddie Alvarez tweeted. “Before my last fight my testosterone was a staggering 375 and I felt like a machine. I been drug free my entire life. I’d test positive for lots of caffeine at best. Bring on the testing and opponents.” 

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Twice competing during their gold laden professional careers, Alvarez and Chandler first met under the Bellator MMA banner back in November 2011, suffering a rear-naked choke to the latter, before avenging his submission loss to Chandler two years later in a close, split decision win.