With news that the earliest Eddie Alvarez and Bellator would see a court room as September 15, 2014 it leaves the former lightweight champion in a predicament. He could wait for his day in court as he attempts to ink a UFC contract or resign with Bellator.
UFC president Dana White, who has been vocal against Bellator’s handling of resigning Alvarez, seems to think it’s best if he stay with Bellator.
“He should fight for [Bellator],” said White. “First of all, they have every right – he signed a contract, and they have every right to him. But at least pay the kid the money. [That’s] the reason that you get that clause in your contract where you get out find out what you’re worth. Just pay him or let him go.”
Alvarez hasn’t been able to compete since finishing Patricky “Pitbull” Freire in October to complete his Bellator obligations. He was 8-1 for the promotion.
The UFC had offered Alvarez a $250,000 signing bonus, likely large fight purse and potentially part of pay-per-view revenue. Earlier in the year, Alvarez failed to get an injunction to compete on UFC 159.
There has been no indication on what Alvarez might do as he sits on the sides.