MMA legend Eddie Alvarez is gunning to be the very first fighter to hold a belt in the world’s top 3 fighting orgs. — ONE, UFC & Bellator — and he’s damn close to making his dream come true.
Alvarez is taking on Iuri Lapicus at “ONE on TNT I” on April 7 in a fight that would put him one step closer to getting a shot at ONE Championship’s lightweight title.
Lapicus is currently ONE’s #2 ranked lightweight fighter — and defeating him would throw Eddie right in the mix for a championship fight.
Alvarez — who was the lightweight champ in UFC and Bellator — says winning the belt in ONE would make him “the greatest lightweight that ever lived.”
“It’s fine to be great for 5 years. It’s even good to be great for 10 years, but for 2 decades to continue to fight champions all over the world!? I’m not staying in one place, I’m not staying in one promotion, I’m going to all parts of the world fighting every champion from every major promotion and becoming that champion on that platform.”
Alvarez continues, “No one has done it. No one will ever do it. You have to be crazy as I am but I love this sport.”
The 37-year-old fighter has a solid resume with victories over stars like Justin Gaethje, Rafael dos Anjos and Michael Chandler … some seriously tough dudes.
Alvarez will be fighting on the same incredible card as Demetrious Johnson — who’s taking on Adriano Moraes for the ONE Flyweight World Championship.
DJ is definitely in the conversation for greatest MMA fighter of all time — and a victory over Moraes would certainly bolster his argument.
TNT will host ONE Championship fights every Wednesday in April at 10 PM ET/10 PM PT, starting on April 7 … with some real killers in the mix.