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Eddie Alvarez hasn't even been the lightweight champion for 30 days but he's already calling his next fight.

"Initially I want the winner of Conor-Nate," Alvarez said on The Countdown. "I would like a big pay-per-view, big money fight. I’m willing to wait for one of them guys. I almost got in a fight with Nate in Mexico City so maybe we can settle our differences, and if Conor happens to win I welcome that fight as well."

Alvarez finished the reigning champ Rafael Dos Anjos in the first round at UFC Fight Night Las Vegas during International Fight Week this month.

“The number one contender in my weight class has fought once in about the last three years or something," he sad of Khabib Nurmagomedov. "So I’m a little nervous about fighting a guy like that who barely shows up to fight. So Conor and Nate, they’re the guys on my radar, one of them I’d really like to get my hands on.”

Both Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson (ranked number 3) have asked to fight Alvarez so we'll have to wait and see who the UFC decides to put in for his first title defense.

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