Bellator has been in the news as of late for several matters. One of the darker issues involves the promotion’s contract dispute with Eddie Alvarez. For their featherweight champion Pat Curran, he couldn’t ask for anything more from Bellator.
“I wouldn’t have gotten the exposure or the attention and Bellator gave me that opportunity,” said Curran to MMA Junkie. “Any negative feedback toward Bellator right now, I don’t like to hear it. Going over to Spike and being part of Viacom, Bellator is just doing great things and constantly getting better.”
Curran entered Bellator following two years in the XFC. He would win the Season 2 lightweight tournament, but lost the title fight to Alvarez. He then cut to featherweight and won the 2011 Summer Series. It was followed with him finishing featherweight champion Joe Warren in the third round. He has two title defenses since winning the gold in early 2012.
It’s not known if Curran will return during the 2013 Summer Series or Season 9 in September.