One side between the ongoing Eddie Alvarez and Bellator contract dispute that is not often made public is how it affects the fighter financially. For eight months, Alvarez has been unable to compete while his legal battle with Bellator continues, leaving the former lightweight champion strapped for cash.
While he doesn’t want to fight in unsanctioned bouts, Alvarez is running out of ideas as the money quickly depletes.
“It hurts to say this, because I don’t want to let the fans down, but if there comes a point where I’m foreclosing on my property, and I’ve got to tell my kids, I’m going to put my head down, put my gloves on and go to work and keep my mouth shut,” said Alvarez on MMA Junkie Radio.
Bellator and Alvarez disagree on whether the promotion matched an offer from the UFC. Alvarez recently stated the promotion changed the language of his original contract.
The court case lingers on as Alvarez remains inactive with an 8-1 Bellator record following back-to-back first round knockouts to closeout his 2012.