Alvarez's next fight could be in the courtroom
Last week it was reported that Bellator had matched the UFC's offer to Eddie Alvarez, leaving many to wonder what would happen now. Well, apparently it's not good news for anyone involved in this whole ordeal, as Alvarez himself explained on The MMA Hour:
If this goes in front of anyone in court, they're going to see that this is not a match. The truth is this is disappointing. I gave a lot to Bellator and I don't get much back in return.
If it was a match I'd be more than happy to honor the contract. I would have no problem going to fight for Bellator. I'd love to fight the Ben Henderson's and Gil Melendez's. The issues has to do with being fair. The contract says at the end we get to match this contract. I said yes to that 4 years ago. In our eyes it is not a match. This is the difference of a lot of money.
It's up to the court now, man. I'm being sued. it's going up before a judge. I think it will become very clear.
While many details still remain unknown at the moment, what we do know is that Eddie Alvarez is not happy with the situation in Bellator. The deal laid out on the table is one not on par with what the former lightweight champion feels he deserves, despite what the promotion says. However, a deal with the UFC is. For now it appears that the situation is going to be dealt with in court, which is unfortunate as it could sideline one of the world's top lightweights away from a cage for a lengthy amount of time.
This has been most violent, most tactical, most heartless battle I have ever been I and I don't have gloves or a mouthpiece in.
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