Eddie Alvarez’s failed attempted to get a court injunction that would allow him to compete at UFC 159 has left the former Bellator lightweight champion and UFC president not pleased.
After the ruling, Alvarez took to Twitter to discuss his displeasure with the outcome. White called the ruling ridiculous at the UFC on FOX post fight media scrum.
The main issue was that Bellator said they matched the UFC’s offer. They said that Bellator has a main TV network spot on Spike TV and future PPVs are possible, but not currently in the works. White doesn’t think FOX, which airs the UFC, and Spike TV are on the same level.
“I don’t know how a court or a judge couldn’t see that,” said White. “Say depending on what pay-per-view he would have been on, this is maybe what he should have been paid. Find a middle ground and pay the kid what he should’ve been paid. There’s nothing wrong with this whole situation as long as Eddie Alvarez gets paid.”
Alvarez now has the option of resigning with Bellator, continuing the court case or sitting out for the next year until his no compete clause expires.
White continued that Bellator has the finances to pay Alvarez as they are owned by Viacom.