Sam Alvey says he’s not ready to call it a career just yet in an emotional post-fight statement this weekend.
Alvey was submitted in the second round by short-notice opponent Brendan Allen last Saturday at UFC Vegas 47 to extend his UFC winless streak to eight fights, tying the longest streak in promotional history with the former champion BJ Penn.
It’s been nearly four years since the 35-year-old tasted victory inside the octagon, and although his place in the record books is quite uncertain, Alvey still tries to stay positive and look for the changes he needs to get back into the win column.
“I just finished my fight in the UFC and as I’m sure many of you have seen, I didn’t make it,” Alvey said on his Instagram. “I lost a stage. Something has to change and I will make the corrections. I am not done fighting. I love this sport and God blessed me. I raise God’s name to the top and I wouldn’t have the career I had without him. I really had a great career, I had a long career, I had… it was my 23rd fight in the UFC. I had the career that people dream of.
“I’m not done fighting, but I know I need to take a little break. My YouTube channel, I really want to push, I want to help coach you guys. If you have any questions, if you want to learn from me, if you want to teach me, follow me there. I will keep pushing, I want to help others win and I want to win again too.
Alvey’s most recent victory came in June 2018 via a split decision by Gian Villante. The win was the third in four appearances, which also included a decisive win over Rashad Evans and a first-round knockout of Marcin Prachnio.
It’s been a tough time since then for Alvey, although he was able to come away with a draw against Da Un Jung at UFC 254 in October 2020. Alvey is 10-12-1 on his 23-game streak. fights with the UFC.