When Bellator broke the news that their first pay-per-view was set for November 2, speculation if Eddie Alvarez would play a role quickly started. Alvarez has been caught up in a lawsuit with Bellator, which has a pretrial date set for no earlier than September 2014.
Glenn Robinson, Alvarez manager, spoke about how he’s been talking with Bellator.
“We’re not there yet but hoping we can come together [on a settlement],” said Robinson to MMA Fighting.
There was no comment when asked if Alvarez was hoping to settle with a new Bellator deal or sign with the UFC. Alvarez had a UFC deal all set, but Bellator invoked their right to match the contract. Alvarez quickly said the contracts were not similar, leading to the current legal battle.
The former Bellator lightweight champion last fought in October 2012 when he defeated Patricky Freire via first round knockout. It made him 8-1 for the promotion, losing only to Michael Chandler in Fight of the Year for 2011.