Video: Eddie Alvarez breaks down after devastating DQ loss at ONE on TNT

    Former UFC lightweight champion and ONE Championship star Eddie Alvarez broke down in tears after being disqualified in his bout against Iuri Lapicus at ONE on TNT.

    Cameras caught Alvarez’s reaction as he walked backstage at Singapore Indoor Stadium, which hosted the Asia-based promotion’s first live event on the U.S. cable network.

    Check out the video above.

    Alvarez was declared the loser early in the first round after landing a series of punches that landed just behind Lapicus’ ear and were deemed illegal by referee Justin Brown. He initially argued the blows were fair because they had made contact with his opponent’s ear, but in an emotional post-fight virtual media scrum he said he would respect Brown’s call and wished the best for Lapicus, who was taken out of the arena in a stretcher.

    In a subsequent post-fight interview, Alvarez continued to wish the best for Lapicus but asserted the decision should be overturned due to a bad call. ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong cast doubt on that outcome, saying Alvarez landed four or five illegal blows. ONE Championship self-regulates for its live events.

    This article was originally published on

    Related articles

    Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

    Latest articles

    Conor Benn & Samuel Vargas’ FIERY face-off! 🔥😡| Plus Courtenay vs Bridges | Full Weigh-in

    ►SUBSCRIBE Full weigh-in coverage ahead of tomorrow night's fight night! Join us on Sky Sports Action from 7pm for Conor Benn vs Samuel Vargas, Shannon Courtenay vs Ebanie Bridges & Savannah Marshall vs Maria Lindberg. ►TWITTER: ►FACEBOOK: ►WEBSITE: MORE FROM SKY SPORTS ON YOUTUBE: ►SKY SPORTS FOOTBALL: ►SKY SPORTS BOXING: ►SKY SPORTS CRICKET: ►SOCCER AM: ►SKY SPORTS F1: ►SKY SPORTS: ►SKY SPORTS GOLF:

    Ryan Bader: Bellator has a legit claim to the best light heavyweight in the world coming out of this grand prix

    Ryan Bader knows if he wants to become Bellator light heavyweight champion again, he’s going to have to walk through a murderer’s row of...

    Missed Fists: Dmitry Zasinets wins with legal blows to the back of the head, adventures in officiating, more

    Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across the globe that may have been overlooked...

    VAMOS! Conor Benn & Sammy Vargas exchange verbals in Spanish

    All weighed in and ready to go! Conor Benn and Sammy Vargas exchange words in Spanish and English at the final face off... It goes down tomorrow night! #BennVargas #ConorBenn