"The Puerto Rican culture is in my blood" Eddie Alvarez talks UFC178 and his latino roots


“Most of the Puerto Rican boxers I know have a slickness, have a swagger about them. Fighting in general, I feel like they relate it to dance a lot. Being able to move, being able to be elusive. I think the Puerto Rican culture has that. It’s in my blood, it’s not something I chose, is something that I am and I can’t help it.”

Eddie Alvarez makes his UFC debut this Saturday at UFC 178 facing off against the UFC’s fight ranked light weight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone

When UFC 178 lands in Las Vegas this week, the lineup will feature one of the best cards from top to bottom for all of 2014. The flyweight title is up for grabs in the main event as Demetrious Johnson looks for the fifth successful defense of his 125-pound title as he takes on top 10 fighter Chris Cariaso — but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is back in action as well at UFC 178, welcoming in UFC newcomer Eddie Alvarez, who brings with him one of the nastiest reputations for any fighter in the lightweight division. Irish bad boy Conor McGregor also looks to conquer United States soil once again when he gets the biggest test of his UFC career in No. 5 ranked Dustin Poirier.


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