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Thread: Still Awaiting a UFC offer, Eddie Alvarez’s Future Remains in Limbo

  1. Default Still Awaiting a UFC offer, Eddie Alvarez’s Future Remains in Limbo

    Still Awaiting a UFC offer, Eddie Alvarez

    Former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is still in the midst of negotiating his next contract, but right now he is playing the waiting game with the UFC.

    Alvarez became a free agent following his last fight, a knockout victory over Patricky “Pitbull” Freire, and has since been fielding offers from both his last employer Bellator and a likely offer coming in from the UFC.

    Bellator allowed Alvarez to begin his negotiations with the UFC immediately, and once they come back with an offer, they can decide to match and re-sign the former champion or allow him to go on to fight in the Octagon.

    The only problem right now is that the UFC still hasn’t made an official offer.

    “I talked to Ed Sunday and there’s really no update in terms of us having received an offer from Ed through the UFC, so we don’t have an offer in front of us to match at this point,” Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney told MMAWeekly Radio on Wednesday.
    When he finished out his last contract with Bellator, Alvarez made it clear that he wanted to test the waters of free agency, and Rebney was completely understanding of the decision.

    “Eddie came to me as a friend and said ‘I wouldn’t be doing myself justice if I didn’t go out and see what they would potentially offer me before making a decision’ and I’ve got respect for that, that makes all the sense in the world,” said Rebney.

    “If they make an offer we’ll sit back and analyze it and make a decision in short order whether we’re going to match it.”
    However, as of this moment the UFC still hasn’t made Alvarez an official offer, and until they do, Bellator remains in a holding pattern on his future with the promotion.

    “Ed wants to see what the UFC would put down on paper in terms of a guarantee, and I would do the same if I were Ed,” Rebney stated.

    “So we’ll see what they offer and then I’ll sit down with our partners at Viacom and Spike and we’ll make a quick determination as to whether we’re going to match that offer, and we’ll figure out, Ed will either be fighting inside of our circle or inside of their Octagon.”
    There are many paths to freedom, not all are peaceful

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    What's the holdup!
    Goodbye Mr. Burton

    All in the reflexes
    Anderson Silva 5: TRT USERS 0 Hendo - Forrest - Nate - Chael... twice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2JUBAE View Post
    What's the holdup!
    The UFC generally doesn't make an offer until the matching period expires.

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    Centerville, IA


    Quote Originally Posted by Y2JUBAE View Post
    What's the holdup!
    The fact a ton of Strikeforce fighters could be coming over could also make a bit of a log jam. Gotta get all the ducks in a row

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    UFC playing with them plus need one more SF fight to see how the show time UFC thing works out too. If the UFC would get a contract they like for SF it may continue. Not saying it will just that it could.

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    Sackville N.B


    Waiting for Nate to lose to Bendo so they can make Eddie vs Diaz

    Quote Originally Posted by AnchorPunch View Post
    So if I don't sin, when I die, I go to Canada? Right?

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