Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez has made his intentions clear that adding the ONE Championship gold-plated strap is one of his main goals on why he joined ONE Championship.
Shocking the MMA world last month when he announced that he will be signing with the largest mixed martial arts organization in Asia, Alvarez looks to continue accomplishing things that he hasn’t achieved as a competitor.
“I’ve never won the ONE Championship belt, I’ve won every belt from any major organization in the world except for this belt so that is really on my mind as of right now,” Alvarez told Fight Game Asia at the press conference of ONE: HEART OF THE LION in Singapore.
“There’s a lot of things I haven’t experienced yet in mixed martial arts. I’ve been doing it since I was 19. I fought everywhere and fought the best guys.”
Dominating the MMA scene for the past 15 years as a pro, Alvarez is considered as one of the most decorated mixed martial artists in the Planet. The 34-year-old is the first and only fighter to have won championships in both UFC and Bellator and has beaten some of the big names in the sport such as Pat Curran, Michael Chandler, Shinya Aoki, Gilbert Melendez, Justin Gaethje, Anthony Pettis, and Rafael dos Anjos to name a few.
Now that Alvarez is already part of the ONE Championship stacked lightweight division, the American mixed martial arts star feels the excitement of competing in Asia where his career started to bloom and developed.
“It was in Asia where I made a name for myself and started my career. Everything has come full circle for me. I can’t say how excited and grateful I am to be part of the ONE Championship family. This is where true martial arts lives. I’ve been away from Asia so long. It’s good to be back. I feel like I found my way again with ONE Championship. I can respect my opponents, and I can go in and fight like a man. I know my lifelong martial arts journey will be truly appreciated here,” he concluded.