Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney recently revealed that the legal fight between the promotion and Eddie Alvarez isn’t letting up, and now the talented fighter has echoed those sentiments via Twitter. So, if you were hoping to see Alvarez throw down in the UFC or Bellator cage any time soon, consider those hopes pretty much dashed.
The highly publicized battle is regarding whether Bellator has indeed matched the offer Alvarez received from the UFC, who tried acquiring the lightweight’s services once his contract was up. Bellator, however, has the right to match and claim they did. Now a judge will evidently have to decide. Two of the more recent tweets to appear on Alvarez’s page include:
We will be going to Trial And there will be NO settlement I want to see this thing through and Let the truth come out in the End
I am in No Hurry This has always been a Marathon for me Not a sprint and Time will only make me More Dangerous when I fight , I promise.
The 29 year-old fighter also relayed that he plans to move Florida so that he and his family can be closer to the Blackzilians team. Alvarez also added, in a joking manner one would assume, that he might have to explore Miami’s “unsanctioned” fight scene to make a little “cash.” He also reported that he recently sold an investment property and made a tidy profit on it. The unsanctioned bouts probably aren’t a necessity just yet…
Alvarez ended his run with Bellator by scoring back-to-back stoppage wins over Shinya Aoki and Patricky Friere, after losing the lightweight belt to Michael Chandler.
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