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Warlley Alves explains Nate Diaz callout at UFC on ESPN 20: 'He's a bad example'

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

ABU DHABI - Warlley Alves isn't a Nate Diaz fan.
Following his first-round TKO victory over Mounir Lazzez in the UFC on ESPN 20 co-main event on Wednesday, Alves called out Diaz in his immediate post-fight interview.
Alves, 30, has been in the UFC since 2014. For a decade, he's been putting in the work. Seeing Diaz's promotion of marijuana used on a major platform has irked Alves - so much so that he wants to fight him inside the cage.
“He's not top 15,” Alves told reporters, including MMA Junkie, at a post-fight news conference. “He's a tough guy, but he's a bad example for the sport...
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UFC on ESPN 20 results: Warlley Alves demolishes Mounir Lazzez, calls out 'marijuana guy' Nate Diaz

UFC on ESPN 20 results: Warlley Alves demolishes Mounir Lazzez, calls out 'marijuana guy' Nate Diaz

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

After a year spent on the sidelines due to injuries, Warlley Alves returned to the octagon with a bang as he demolished Mounir Lazzez at UFC on ESPN 20 , then issued a direct callout to Nate Diaz.
The pair met in the co-main event at Etihad Arena, and Alves wasted no time getting started, as he quickly closed the distance, slammed a low kick into Lazzez's leg, and unloaded a salvo of close-range punches before forcing the action up against the cage.
A series of elbows and a spinning backfist followed as the Brazilian continued his high-octane start to the action. Alves then took the action...
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