“I want to sit down with the people of Viacom. I’m interested in what’s going on with the Spike deal next year. Of course Bellator has a ton of huge things going on, and I’m interested in what them guys have to say. From there, we’ll field offers from everyone else, the UFC and everyone else, whoever is out there, I don’t know who’s out there. I didn’t know Bellator existed, they just started when I was done with my Dream contract, they just popped up out of nowhere.”
“I’m not impatient. I’m taking my time with this. There’s very few times in your career when you become a free agent after winning. That’s the biggest key. So I’m taking my time, enjoying my family back home, and just eating a little bit of normal meals.”
“I still call my boss and see if he has work for me. I felt like doing that work, even though I was undersized at welterweight, doing the concrete work, I was so much stronger than a lot of the guys I was fighting, because of the concrete work. So I still tell him, if he has a lot of concrete at the yard to pour or something that will give me a good workout, I’ll get strength and conditioning in and just work for him. It’s humbling, a lot of construction guys think I’m full of shit, they don’t believe that’s what I do. So I just try to keep my head down and push the barrels and work. What they say is they go ‘you wouldn’t have to be out here if you were a good fighter,’ something like that. I’m like ‘you’re right, I don’t have to be out here.”
Former Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, recently sat down with mmafighting.com to discuss his plans during free agency.
Fielding through the offers he will receive and maintaining his patience is something to be admired, but I don’t think anyone expected to hear that one of MMA’s most sought after talents would be pouring concrete at his old job while he finds his next promotional home!