Eddie Alvarez (24-3) is focused on training while his current lawsuit with Bellator continues inside the courtroom. Bellator and Alvarez are in the midst of a lawsuit over a contract the UFC offered him. Bellator said they matched it, but Alvarez doesn’t consider their offer close to what the UFC contract can mean for his career.
“I’m just going about my normal day,” said Alvarez on Inside MMA. “I’m not a lawyer [or] a manager. I do my training. The whole deal is very obvious of a Bellator pay-per-view, which never even existed, versus a UFC pay-per-view. That is not even comparable. It’s up to a judge now. The truth will prevail and everything will go as it’s supposed to go.”
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said they matched the UFC’s offer when it came to dollars and “terms.” Alvarez points out that a fight on Spike TV is not comparable to fighting on a UFC PPV.
Since Alvarez is unable to fight anywhere while the courts decide his future, he has been training with Edson Barboza and Frankie Edgar in preparation for their upcoming UFC fights.
Alvarez is a former Bellator lightweight champion who went 9-1, with the only loss being when he dropped his title to Michael Chandler. He finished his last two contracted fights with Bellator in the first round in 2012.