While Alvarez and Brooks may have it all figured out, former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler is hoping to throw a wrench in those plans.
In a recent interview with ‘The Great MMA Debate’, he explained,
“I’d love to be able to go out there and put a stamp on the fight with Will Brooks and beat him on a night and then go out there and finish that trilogy with Eddie Alvarez. At the end of the day, we had the fight ready, we had the trilogy and it was going to get settled, but Eddie unfortunately had to pull out. This last one stung big time because I wasn’t able to show who I am as a fighter. I’d definitely like the Will Brooks fight back and then Eddie Alvarez after that.”
While Bellator officials have yet to confirm the status of this lightweight trio, Alvarez and Brooks are hoping to unify their belts in their next fight.
For Alvarez, win or lose his obligation to Bellator will cease, and he hopes to leave the promotion as their lightweight champion.