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.”