Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has already criticized himself quite a bit for his title losing performance against Conor McGregor at this past weekend’s (Nov. 12, 2016) UFC 205 from New York City, and now he’s hearing it from a fellow 155 pounder.
Kevin Lee, who meets Magomed Mustafaev at this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 99 from Belfast, recently told MMAJunkie that Alvarez ‘embarrassed’ the whole division with his performance against the “Notorious” one:
“It’s definitely frustrating,” Lee said. “I was frustrated as hell the night of the fight. Eddie embarrassed the entire division. I don’t understand why he could come out with a game plan like that. Conor’s shown that he don’t get emotional in there. He makes these guys get emotional and I don’t understand, it’s not an emotional game.
“You can’t get sucked into that. To lead with a power strike every time against – Conor’s got great timing, he’s got great movement. You got to come up with a good game plan to beat him and Eddie just embarrassed the entire division.”
After being dropped multiple times in the first round, Alvarez ended up falling in the second at the hands of a brutal combination from McGregor. “The Underground King” admitted in the aftermath of the bout that he strayed away from his game plan.
Continuing on, Lee said that Alvarez fought like an ‘idiot’, and that if ever saw the ex-champion he would ‘slap the hell out of him’:
“I was embarrassed for him,” Lee said. “If I ever see Eddie I’ll slap the hell out of him. It was embarrassing and it embarrassed us all. I’m 100 percent confident I’m going to get that chance. We’re just bigger men up here. (McGregor) ran into a good one in Eddie. Eddie came out like an idiot. He’s supposed to fight good against guys like that.”
What do you make of Lee’s comments?