Eddie Alvarez (24-3) broke his silence yesterday over his frustration between the ongoing UFC and Bellator contract dispute. He said that Bellator is now suing him and his status is up to the courts. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney went on the record that there was no wrong doing on their part and they matched the UFC’s offer to the letter.
“I will tell you point blank, no questions asked, we matched it dollar for dollar, term for term and section for section,” said Rebney on The MMA Hour. “To avoid any kind of ambiguity, let me make clear, we took the UFC contract, we took it out of the PDF format, we changed the name ‘UFC’ to ‘Bellator’ and we signed it. We didn’t alter a word, we didn’t alter a phrase, we didn’t alter a section, we didn’t alter a dollar figure.”
Alvarez’s future is in limbo and appears to remain that way until the courts make a decision.
Rebney went on that he hopes the two can come to a conclusion that allows everyone to move forward. Rebney feels that he can put any differences behind him if Alvarez does resign with Bellator and hopes the former lightweight champion can do the same.
Alvarez’s last competed in October, at Bellator 76, where he secured a first round knockout. That win improved his Bellator record to 8-1.