Eddie Alvarez may have gotten everything wrong when it came to the main event at UFC 205, but in the days since he has done everything right.
Alvarez has shown a blunt honesty that we simply don't see from many MMA fighters, at least not publicly, after the crushing defeat to McGregor, and that continued when he called in to Chael Sonnen's podcast last night.
The Philadelphia fighter explained that he's been trying to keep his mind occupied and not dwell on what happened last Saturday night, but he also gave his view on what lies in store for the man who took away his UFC lightweight belt.
Tony Ferguson is not a pay-per-view draw, nobody cares about that, I don't know how many people care about Khabib.
People would only really care if he fought for a third title. That would be fun. A lot of people would tune in for that if he fought for the 70. And if he gives up his 45 title, he still has the 55 one because he doesn't have to defend that immediately.
And he gets the chance to make more history and not really have to fight anyone in the division to build his way through it.
It certainly would be fun to see him bulk up and take on Woodley, but there will be war if Khabib doesn't get his shot.
You can't help but feel really bad for him. He sounds completely devastated at the manner of the defeat and is blaming nobody other than himself.
Still, while Sonnen calling for a rematch may be off the mark, Eddie Alvarez is still one of the very best in the lightweight division, so hopefully he can bounce back and give a better display in his next fight.