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    A Disgusted Bellator Boss Caught Shaking Head When Alvarez Announced Winner In Title Fight

    Let’s face it, Bellatar Boss, Bjorn Rebney put a lot of stock in his former lightweight champion, Michael Chandler.

    So much so that, the man many people feel is the ‘scummiest’ executive in Mixed Martial Arts, settled out of court with Eddie Alvarez and
    offered up a contract that many suspect give Eddie freedom from the tyranny of Bellator should he beat Chandler in back-to-back contests.

    Prior to last weekend’s failed pay-per-view card, Alvarez and Bellator engaged in a fight outside the cage and in the courtroom for the better part of a year. Had things gone the way of Alvarez, he would have been signed to the world’s leading MMA promotion (The UFC) and on his way to being a well paid, championship contending UFC lightweight.


    Instead, the Bellator promotion held on to him through a bitter lawsuit that was not only unjust, but morally rehensible.


    One would think that despite failing to deliver as promised come fight night and on the heals of a very boring and lackluster decision heavy card, the Bellator boss would have been happy that his two substitute main event fighters put on a decently contested bout that people are talking about the next day.


    Instead, probably bitter, the Bellator boss was caught shaking his head in disgust after the judges announced Alvarez the winner and one step closer to realizing his dream of being a UFC fighter.


    Good job Eddie, and poor form Bjorn!


    Here is a Gif of Bjorns poor and unprofessional reaction to the judges decision:




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    if this writer thinks that fight was "decently contested" what in God's name qualifies as a great fight?

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    Is the journalism on BJpenn.com always this terrible?
    "If a man with no arms and a man with no legs started learning karate, the same light bulb would appear over every head in Japan. That’s right: Glue them together and see if it can kill a panda."

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalebarker View Post
    Is the journalism on BJpenn.com always this terrible?
    I personally think bjpenn.com sucks but this is a different breed of shit.

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    The emboldened text is the reason I brought forth this article as I had not heard of this contractual stipulation.

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    Its cause of the crowd booong that hes shaking his head. Fuck mma journalism sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimerules28 View Post
    Its cause of the crowd booong that hes shaking his head. Fuck mma journalism sucks.
    I am truly doubtful of that. Both Alvarez and Bjorn's body language during the interview was indicative of a strained relationship as the past entails.

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    Eddie Alvarez: ‘I let every ounce of anger go’
    http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/11/4...ce-of-anger-go
    On Monday, a "banged up" Alvarez was at home in Philadelphia celebrating with his friends, family and neighbors at his home. In the midst of his party he took the time to speak with Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour and fill us in -- as much as he legally could -- as to where the victory leaves things between him and Bellator. And also, if it felt weird fighting for the promotion again after so much public acrimony.

    "Nah, not at all. That was my… that was how I thought I was going to feel going in," he said. "Because I have trust issues. I don’t trust anyone. Especially in this game. I have issues with that. That’s my own feelings. But honestly man, the people at Bellator treated me no different than they always do. The guy Dean Lassiter and all the guys at Bellator welcomed me with open arms. They even picked my wife up from LAX when she came in. I was treated as always. it was no different than any other time out."

    Though Alvarez was still cryptic when it came to the details of his deal -- and as to whether or not he ultimately lost out on the pay-per-view points that created the "language" barrier to begin with between the Zuffa and Bellator contracts -- he did say that he had made peace with the ordeal before he got in the cage.

    When asked if he felt like he was fighting against Bellator as much as Michael Chandler, he took the high road.

    "I let all that stuff go," he said. "I let everything go. I said good luck to Mike before the fight. I said thank you to Bjorn before the fight. I let every ounce of anger, every ounce of animosity I had…I let it all go. I felt so good, man. I really felt like I was going to become champion again. My training, I just felt like more than anything I deserved it. Because me and my wife and my kids, we moved out of our house. We did so much. We sacrificed so much. So I just felt like if anything I deserved it. So if I didn’t win, I would have been a little bummed out. I did a lot. I did a lot to get that title."

    Alvarez has been training with the Blackzilians in Florida, and has now avenged his only two losses at 155 pounds (against Chandler and Shinya Aoki). The win over Chandler will return him on his northbound trajectory in the rankings. The prospect of leapfrogging back over Chandler with a win warmed him to the idea of returning.

    "At this point, I want to get to No. 1 in the world," he said. "That’s why I fought Mike Chandler, because the idea kind of grew on me when I saw he was No. 3 in the rankings. I stopped looking at it as, aw man, they were doing something bad to me and I started looking at it as an opportunity to jump into the top of the rankings again and get closer to being that No. 1 spot. The ultimate goal is to get to No. 1 in the world. And all I can say is I’m willing to do whatever it takes to get there. That’s all I can say. I can’t answer any further."

    Alvarez did say that he and Rebney needed to sit down and open a line of dialogue with one another, which is something that of late they haven’t done.

    "We spoke shortly, right after [the fight], basically like we got to sit down and talk and figure some things out," he said. "It hasn’t been the best relationship. I can’t lie. He can’t lie either and say oh, yeah we’re buddies we’re pals because, we’re not. Things aren’t the way they used to be. More than anything, there has to be a better open line of communication and maybe things can be talked about.

    Asked if he thought Rebney was upset that he won the title -- as many believed Rebney showed his disappointment in the cage right after the fight -- Alvarez once again took the high road.

    "People were twittering that he shook his head," he said. "I don’t know if he was misinterpreted, I don’t know if he shook his head because he really was upset. He didn’t seem like he had been upset when I was there. He could have shook his head because of how crazy this sport is. I don’t know why he shook his head. I don’t know what that was about."

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    Good for him, I would have stuck the belt up Bellator's ass.

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    I don't know if I could have the self control with the media that Eddie has had. I mean, I'm promised PPV points from the UFC, Bellator refuses to let me go because they can match that deal. They then fail to live up to their end of the bargain. I know that they can still put on a PPV, but shit man, that's a lot of lost time and opportunity for Eddie.
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