UFC president Dana White seems extremely interested in bringing Eddie Alvarez to the UFC. Alvarez scored a first round knockout victory over Patricky Pitbull Friday night at Bellator 76, marking his final scheduled appearance on his current contract with the fight promotion.
Alvarez appeared Octagon-side with White at a UFC event not too long ago, sparking rumors he would sign with them as soon as his Bellator contract expired. Bellator has the ability to match any offer made to Alvarez, but Bjorn Rebney has already said he doesn’t believe the promotion will match.
White, who is in Brazil for Saturday’s UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar event, posted a message just minutes after Alvarez delivered his knockout performance:
@ealvarezfight congrats Bro!!! Let’s talk
— Dana White (@danawhite) October 13, 2012