Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre
My only real critique of Eddie, is to question exactly why he allowed for this bidding war in which BFC could match? I mean, Vinny M was so fucking afraid of being locked down by M1, he just chose to sit out and wait. Maybe this would've been the best alternative for Eddie? Although it looks like he'll be making bank with this deal regardless, but I fear this is going to get messy.
I think it's a matter of bad management representing you or not having better options that gets guys stuck in contracts like these. I'd be curious know just how long Bellator has the right to match offers in cases like his. Any significant time can add up to alot of lost money for these guys who have relatively limited windows to make really good money in their prime like Alvarez is now.
You are right it will get messy before this gets settled, but it also may bring up legal ways that the UFC or other companies can use to make contracts that get around the right to match stuff and free fighters up to move on if they choose.