Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has revealed that he has now parted ways with ONE FC and is now exploring his options as a free agent.
“Confirmed, I am no longer with ONE. We parted ways amicably and I remain on good terms with the ONE team. I want to thank Chatri for the opportunity and I look forward to watching their continued success. I’m officially a free agent and Ready to Hunt. Tell me whose next ? UGK,” Alvarez wrote on Twitter.
The 38-year-old Alvarez had left the UFC for ONE in 2019 after having won only once in his previous four fights in the Octagon, but unfortunately he’s now been able to reverse his fortunes over in the Asian based promotion, having picked up a win, two losses and a no-contest during his time there.
That’ll certainly a disappointment to ‘The Underground King’, who has generally been successful in all the major promotions he’s fought for over the years, including having made his way to the final of DREAM’s lightweight grand-prix back in 2008 (before having to withdraw due to an injury), then going on to become a lightweight tournament winner and champion at Bellator, before also adding a UFC lightweight title to his trophy cabinet in 2016.
By that stage Alvarez had compiled a 28-4 record, but a TKO loss to Conor McGregor next time out signalled the start of a slump in form that in total has now seen him compile just a 2-4 (+2nc) record in the years since, including three TKO losses.
It seems that Alvarez is still interested in continuing a career that already spans almost two decades, and given his reputation he’s unlikely to be short of offers.