Written by @NickRiznerMMA
Can you ever really trust a rumor? It depends on the source.
According to a tweet from the man himself, Eddie Alvarez may be pegged for a January 17th matchup against Anthony Pettis at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The two are ranked #4 and #1 respectively, making this a pretty clear title eliminator match. The tweet can be seen below.
I can’t sit right Now !! Boston !! Me and Pettis ?? are You fucking Kidding me !!! East coast lets Gooooo!!! This will be something special
— Edward Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) September 9, 2015
Alvarez immediately tweeted out a follow up, stating that he was confused about the rumor, yet conveniently did not delete the original tweet. It seems as if this one could have legs.
Who reported that ??? I don’t see it anywhere — Edward Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) September 9, 2015
Alvarez is coming off a split decision victory over former lightweight title challenger, Gilbert Melendez, while Anthony Pettis is coming off a loss to current champion Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185. Both men are eager to get that strap around their waist, and both men are likely one victory away.
For now, it’s unofficial. Here’s to hoping this one is true.