Eddie Alvarez isn’t thrilled with his new Bellator deal, but understands both sides had to be leanent. The new contract ends an eight month legal dispute Alvarez had with Bellator.
“The thing is, in every relationship there’s good, there’s bad, and there’s ugly,” said Alvarez on The MMA Hour. “I got a little caught up, I got a little emotional. Both sides needed to compromise. We both needed to sit down and really listen to each other and each other’s needs, and we were able to do that. They put a deal on the table. It was fair enough.”
The end product saw the former lightweight champion resign with the promotion. Instead of having to compete in a tournament for another title shot, Bellator has introduced a clause where a No. 1 contender can be named. At Bellator 106, in their first PPV, Alvarez gets his rematch with champ Michael Chandler.
Alvarez hasn’t fought since October when he completed his initial contract at 8-1. The sole defeat came when he dropped the title to Chandler.
Chandler is undefeated at 12-0. He’s finished all three of his championship fights, including a 44 second win over David Rickels at Bellator 97 in late July.
They’re the co-main event of Bellator 106 on November 2. The PPV comes from the Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, CA.