It seems the idea of Eddie Alvarez coming to the UFC is getting closer to reality. The former champion and perennial top lightweight has been granted his release from Bellator. The Blackzilian is quick to point out, however, that nothing has been made official.
“That’s not really up to me. I’m in between with my management and promotions. Bjorn Rebney was gracious enough to give us our release papers early, earlier than what we were contractually to get, he gave it to us Friday. So we’re going to try to move it along as fast as possible for myself and for Bellator. We’ll see. Nothing’s set in stone and I’m just waiting to see what happens, letting the management and letting the promotions do their job now.”
According to Bjorn Rebney, if the Philadelphia native opts to head to the Octagon, he will be free to do so as The Bellator CEO has said that he will waive their contracted matching period to not hold Alvarez back.