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UFC News: Eddie Alvarez reveals UFC politics almost prevented him from receiving title shot

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Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez claims matchmaker Joe Silva almost robbed him of his chance to fight for the title.

The UFC are going through an internal rough phase with their fighters about pay scale. There has been a cold war between fighters and UFC President Dana White. Amidst this chaos, another name that of matchmaker Joe Silva’s, has also popped up. Fighters like Gray Maynard, John Fitch and Mike Pierce have taken shots on Silva’s practices and comments as well.

Eddie Alvarez

Alvarez joined in the conversation of his fellow fighters on Twitter under #JoeSilvaStories movement. He narrated an incident which portrayed Alvarez in Silva’s crosshairs.

String of tweets posted by Alvarez:

The incident narrated:

“Ok ok …. so I am in the restaurant of a hotel a few weeks after the Anthony Pettis fight eating by myself and next to me is Joe Silva with a group of buddies and I believe Sean Shelby they are having some drinks. I never interacted with Joe but I took the time to introduce (myself). Next I ask who my next opponent could possibly be and half joking half serious ask for the champion if he’s available. Joe took the opportunity to tell me with the way I am fighting I’ll never get a title shot as long as he’s around, they all laugh.”

“At this point I am completely embarrassed, I want to hurt him but I just joined this promotion and this guy pretty much makes the rules. The funny part was he was standing and I could of swore he was fully seated. So I took the high road and went to my room in a rage. I get a call a few weeks later from Dana not Joe asking for the RDA fight.”

“I thought wow this one must of went over Joe’s Head. Joe’s 4 foot, a lot of things do. So I get the fight I wanted and Joe didn’t want. I KO RDA and win the world title in the 1st round. As I make my out of the ring and in the back guess who is the first guy standing there? Yes Joe. No congrats, no good job just a bitter angry small little man. I said nothing, nothing needed to be communicated, I just wink. Success is how you destroy your enemies.”

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