Earlier this month, the underground MMA king Eddie Alvarez surprisingly dethroned Rafeal dos Anjos in a one-sided title match at UFC Fight Night 90.
Alvarez, the former Bellator lightweight champion found his range early and rocked dos Anjos with a right hand just past the halfway point of the first round. He then swarmed dos Anjos and landed a barrage of unanswered punches before the title fight was stopped via TKO.
Now, two weeks later, Alvarez is already eyeing his next opponent for his first title defense in the UFC. Many are speculating that both Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov are in the running for a title shot, but the newly minted champion has plans for someone else.
In an interview with Luis Gomez and Dave Smith on SiriusXM Rush‘s The Countdown, Alvarez said his radar is on the winner of Diaz vs. McGregor 2.
Initially I want the winner of Conor-Nate. I would like a big pay-per-view, big money fight. I’m willing to wait for one of them guys. I almost got in a fight with Nate in Mexico City so maybe we can settle our differences, and if Conor happens to win I welcome that fight as well.
The number one contender in my weight class has fought once in about the last three years or something. So I’m a little nervous about fighting a guy like that who barely shows up to fight. So Conor and Nate, they’re the guys on my radar, one of them I’d really like to get my hands on.
As for who Alvarez thinks will be the winner of Diaz vs. McGregor 2, we’ll, he believes Nate Diaz wins the same exact way he won the first time at UFC 196.