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Alvarez “I Don’t Give a S*** If I Fight on UFC Fight Pass.”

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Eddie Alvarez next fight will be for the UFC lightweight title and the event will exclusively on Fight Pass. For some, the idea of fighting for a world title on Fight Pass would be a slight of sorts, but the organization has strategically been putting big fights on the online service to help eye balls to it. For Alvarez, where his fight broadcasts couldn’t matter less:

“I don’t give a s**t where [this fight takes place],” Alvarez told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani during a recent appearance on The MMA Hour. “I don’t care if they even got a ref in there. Where this thing is and when it airs and where it airs, that ain’t got nothing to do with me. I’m getting a world title shot. I’m getting the opportunity to do something that I’ve been fighting 13 years for. I don’t care where they view this or if they view this at all. I couldn’t give two sh**s. I just want that title shot.”

Many fans, however, don’t share Alvarez’s view. When his matchup with dos Anjos was announced, considerable blow-back followed. The fight will be shown live on UFC Fight Pass, marking the first time a men’s title fight ever aired via the online streaming service.

Alvarez reiterates: This point just does not matter.

“We can make it [the fight] on the walkway on the way out,” Alvarez said. “We could fight right there. Fighting, it doesn’t matter, man. We’re going to get this thing done, and it’s going to be done violently, in a high-pace, violent fashion. That’s it. It don’t matter what venue it’s on, what channel it’s on, if it’s on at all. The title fight is happening, and Eddie Alvarez is about to be the next lightweight champion whether you like it or not.”

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.