ByAmy Kaplan, writer at Creators.co
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Amy Kaplan

Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez lost his belt to Conor McGregor this weekend at #UFC205 in a one-sided beatdown. The loss, turned record-breaking win for now two division champ McGregor, was on the biggest stage in the world and just miles from Alvarez's hometown. Now, just a few days shy of the heartbreaking loss, Alvarez is shedding light on just what happened and how he's feeling (terrible).

The statement was posted to his official Instagram account and was instantly flooded with support and well wishes from his fans.

Congrats to Connor and his camp on an amazing accomplishment, these guys continue to deliver, hats off to you fellas. As for my performance, the only thing I can honestly say was I fucking blew it ... I did nothing I trained, I did the complete opposite of what we planned on a daily basis for 10 weeks. To sum up our plan in a sentence it was, "Go left and mostly wrestle," instead I circled into his left hand and mostly boxed. Fighting the way I did was a for sure death sentence and the result was fitting. I say it all the time, there is really small margin for error at this level and I paid for my mistakes. I managed to make it to the biggest stage and audience in my long career and fucked it all up when I arrived, my heart sincerely hurts and when I dwell on it I fill up with regret and anger. If there was a list of what not to do against an opponent of this nature I did them all on Saturday. I am disappointed in myself and this is not a reflection of my coaches, training Partners, and the endless hours of training I commit to this sport. Every time I get into the cage I negotiate being vulnerable and possibly embarrassed against the opportunity to do something great and Grow more. I always choose the latter regardless of the uncomfortability and anxiety it brings to me, I think this choice is the only reason I ever succeeded in the first place. I thought in my head at least making a lot of money would make me happy but I am having a lot of trouble enjoying myself regardless of the check thats going to be written, I am very uneasy and discontent for the most part. I am lucky to have my wife and my child at a time like this to help me laugh and smile and let me know everything's gonna be all right, they are my saving Grace, without them I am a shell of a man. Besides the outcome I thoroughly enjoyed fight week and the lead up, it was a lot fun. I have never defined myself off one win and I'll never define myself off one loss, I simply had a bad night. I'll have the opportunity again to have a good one, and I'll make the walk to see what I got Every time . Thanx for listening -EA

Alvarez was the heavy favorite according to fellow UFC fighters leading up to the bout with McGregor, and many were stunned when the wrestler barely tried to take McGregor down.

McGregor was able to capitalize on his speed and knocked the former champ down three time before finishing him in the second round via TKO.

Alvarez shocked the world when he defeated the former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night Las Vegas back in July and many thought he'd easily run through McGregor by using his superior wrestling skills. That turned out not to be the case.

Because of this win #ConorMcGregor is now the first ever multi divisional #UFC champion and he holds both the featherweight and the lightweight title concurrently.