Eddie Alvarez Worried About Facing Jeff Curran At Bellator 39

Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez will defend his title against Season 2 tournament Champion Jeff Curran at Bellator 39 on April 2nd and for the Alvarez, who holds a spot in the lightweight rankings, fighting a challenger like the un-ranked Curran makes for an worrisome training camp:

“When I think about it, the anxiety in me increases, and when that happens, I can't stand still, I can't get out of the gym. I'm up early, I'm home late. My anxiety increases because I can't have a guy that is not well known take my name, take my spot. It sounds weird. People think you don't have to be worried about this guy. No, on the contrary, you better be f—— worried for this guy because this is the guy who can completely erase you from the rankings and take your name in the blink of an eye and in one fight. That fire's there. That fear is there like it's never been against guys like this.”

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