Pics: ‘Blinded’ Alvarez Shares NSFW Eye Damage

This was not the debut Eddie Alvarez hoped for.

The previous Final Preventing Championship (UFC) light-weight champion was anticipated to make a contemporary begin — and run via the Worldwide competitors — when he signed with ONE Championship late final 12 months.

As an alternative, the “Underground King” was bounced within the first spherical of the promotion’s eight-man light-weight match final weekend in Tokyo, Japan, because of some brutal punches from 155-pound rising star, Timofey Nastyukhin.

“The punch that hit me immediately blinded me and break up each eyelids in half,” Alvarez wrote on Instagram. “It felt like my eye exploded from the within and the ache was instantaneous. From an outsider watching myself, I ought to have anticipated the consequence contemplating my actions. You must punch, kick, takedown and strain to win a combat. I waited. I merely waited too lengthy for the proper timing and opening that by no means got here.”

No query Alvarez is dissatisfied in his efficiency, nevertheless it ought to be famous that he additionally dropped his debut combat for UFC, then went on to seize his subsequent three, together with the light-weight title in his July 2016 destruction of Rafael dos Anjos.

The counter to that, in fact, is that Alvarez is now 35 and has plenty of miles on these tires, so it’s not unreasonable to suppose he’s shot or that his finest days are behind him. I believe we’ll have a greater reply to these questions in his subsequent look.

Which judging by these eye photographs, may take awhile.


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