Undefeated UFC welterweight Sean Brady trains alongside Eddie Alvarez in Philadelphia, so when the ex-lightweight champ’s identify pops up within the information, he pays consideration.

Alvarez, who in 2018 decamped to ONE Championship, not too long ago made headlines with an unflattering story about former UFC matchmaker Joe Silva and his ideas on fighter pay. He known as consideration to an upsurge in complaints from main UFC stars and wished “fighters understood how beneficial they’re.”

For Brady, a man attempting to climb the rungs of the UFC’s 170-pound ladder, that reply is discovered within the outcomes he will get within the cage.

“I’ve solely had two fights within the UFC, however I’m blissful,” stated Brady, who on Aug. 29 meets Christian Aguilera, in an interview with MMA Combating. “They’ve been treating me nicely.”

Brady expects to maneuver up considerably within the division if he can put away Aguilera, who burst onto the UFC scene this previous Saturday with a 59-second stoppage of fellow newcomer Anthony Ivy.

The 27-year-old Brady stated he anticipated a bigger-name opponent after his second octagon win, a call over Ismail Naurdiev in February. However he’ll take the struggle with the hope of getting a end and a top-15 opponent afterward.

“He likes to come back ahead and he tries to throw tremendous exhausting and catch you,” Brady stated. “I do know he’s going to be throwing lots of warmth. He doesn’t appear too versatile along with his assaults; it form of simply looks like it’s simply his palms. I’ve haven’t actually seen many takedowns.

“I’ve actually simply acquired to fret about his palms. Clearly, he hits exhausting, however I believe I’ve extra instruments. On my ft, I can hit simply as exhausting, too.”

Brady hasn’t spoken to Alvarez since his feedback went viral. Because the pandemic shut down gyms across the nation, he’s been coaching in his storage like so many different UFC fighters.

Brady respects his teammate’s stance. However proper now, he’s attempting to make his personal mark.

“Clearly, if everybody could make one million {dollars}, that will be nice,” he stated. “However the world doesn’t work like that, so I’m blissful the place I’m at, and I’m blissful to climb the ladder and preserve successful fights. The extra fights I win, the extra money I’ll make, so I’m cool with that.”