Archive: Eddie Alvarez

Aug 29, 2013 7:24 am

Dana White Says Ben Askren Deal Won’t Be Easy, Calls Bjorn Rebney A ‘Scumbag’

There’s been no love loss between the presidents of two of MMA’s largest organizations, as UFC President Dana White spoke about his organization’s possibility of picking up Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   While the UFC and its president Dana White have changed their stance toward Ben Askren- that is,...

Aug 24, 2013 1:11 pm

Eddie Alvarez Asks The Media To Step Speculating On His Bellator Contract And Settlement

Recently there has been speculation in the media regarding my settlement with Bellator. The settlement is involved and complicated and contains many contingencies, The terms of the settlement are confidential and neither I, nor my representatives, are going to release these terms to anyone. The speculations, which have been printed, are just that, speculations, and...

Aug 23, 2013 11:03 am

Report: Eddie Alvarez Only Signed Two-Fight Deal With Bellator

At one point Eddie Alvarez was one of the most sought after free-agents on the market. The former Bellator champion received a very lucrative offer from The Ultimate Fighting Championship and the sky seemed to be the limit for the international star. That’s when things got ugly. Bellator refused to let go of their premier...


Aug 21, 2013 12:52 pm

Bellator Not Interested in Making Ben Askren New Contract Offer

Though the reigning welterweight champion’s contract only recently expired, Bellator FC seems to have no interest in re-signing undefeated Ben Askren.  In fact, Bellator CEO thinks they should ‘speed up’ Askren’s transition to the UFC.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Ben Askren recently became a free agent, and it seems no one is rushing to...

Aug 14, 2013 11:18 am

VIDEO | Eddie Alvarez Discusses Resolution With Bellator

“More than anything I was wary about when I was going to get to be able to fight again. As a fighter, my main concern is getting back in the cage, being in front of fans, being able to perform. My main concern was… Big thing that was going through my head was, ‘When am...

Aug 6, 2013 12:16 pm

Eddie Alvarez Camp Hoping To Reach Settlement In Bellator Lawsuit

Eddie Alvarez was on the verge of fighting for The Ultimate Fighting Championship following the expiration of his Bellator contract. When the UFC’s offer was matched word for word by the Bellator promotion all hell broke loose and he’s been forced on the sidelines to endure a legal battle ever since. Now the two parties...

Jul 2, 2013 8:46 am

Dana White: Alvarez should fight for Bellator, but get paid what he’s worth

After months of legal battles, UFC President Dana White now believes that the best path for Eddie Alvarez (24-3 MMA) may be to return to Bellator MMA, this despite the 29-year-olds voiced desire to fight under the UFC banner. This follows the announcement that, barring a settlement, Alvarez will not even appear in court to...

Jun 26, 2013 1:41 pm

Alvarez vs. Bellator could stretch into 2014

With no end in the foreseeable future, its appears Eddie Alvarez will continue to be on the shelf. Steve Marrocco at MMA Junkie is reporting that Alvarez won’t be fighting any time soon if his case with Bellator heads to trial. On Monday, documents filed in U.S. district court state that the two aren’t required...

May 30, 2013 12:35 pm

Paul Daley Is Latest to Bash Bellator Over Contract Issues

By JAKE CHASTAIN |Yesterday we caught word that former UFC and Strikeforce welterweight Paul “Semtex” Daley was having troubles with his new MMA home of Bellator. This is just adding to the fire that is already burning under Bellator’s belly when taking into account the entire Eddie Alvarez situation that is still yet to be...

May 13, 2013 10:40 am

Leonard Garcia and Management Discuss ‘Phantom’ Offer from Bellator

  Following his cut from the UFC, Leonard Garcia has been receiving a number of offers from other MMA organizations, all vying for a chance to host a fight who boasts two of the most memorable fights in recent history.  All, it seems, except Bellator MMA.   Garcia recently told MMAFighting.com that much of the...

May 11, 2013 12:07 pm

Bjorn Rebney: Eddie Alvarez’ statements are completely untrue

For the past week the Bellator promotion has been under fire. In the highly publicized contract dispute between themselves and Eddie Alvarez, the promotion hasn’t looked to good in the eyes of the public. According to Alvarez, his legal team took the gloves off and let him go on this wild campaign of full disclosure....

May 7, 2013 11:45 am

Eddie Alvarez Calls his Legal Dispute a ‘D*ck-Swinging Contest’

Eddie Alvarez took to The MMA Hour on Monday to share his side of the well-covered legal dispute between the fighter and Bellator FC parent company, Viacom.   Essentially, the dispute comes from contract disputes.  Last year, the UFC offered Alvarez a contract that included a title shot and pay-per-view slots.  Bellator argued that their...

May 7, 2013 9:29 am

Eddie Alvarez Reveals Details on Bellator Blocking UFC Deal

  In an interview with the Bleacher Report, former Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez (24-3) revealed details on the deal between the UFC, Bellator, and Bellator parent company, Viacom that was blocked, prohibiting Alvarez from joining the UFC roster. Alvarez had quite  a lot to say and covered several topics including the differences between what...

May 6, 2013 12:25 pm

Eddie Alvarez Blasts Viacom and Spike This Weekend

Former Bellator FC lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, took to Twitter this weekend to call out the organization for their mistreatment of fighters and to announce that he will be speaking out shortly.   Tied up in a long-standing legal battle with the companies that own Bellator FC, Viacom and Spike, Eddie Alvarez has been kept...

Feb 19, 2013 11:19 am

Dana White Calls Out Bellator to Pay Eddie Alvarez His Worth | MMA NEWS

If you thought UFC President Dana White was done talking about lightweight fighter Eddie Alvarez, think again. Eddie Alvarez has been in the middle of a legal battle with Bellator MMA, his current employer. The lightweight fighter’s contract ended and the UFC made him an offer. Bellator however, had the chance to match it, which...

Feb 12, 2013 11:42 am

Eddie Alvarez Speaks Out About Bellator, Calls Staff Liars | MMA NEWS

This past Monday on The MMA Hour, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney joined Ariel Helwani in the midst of a trip to Charlotte, NC for Bellator’s live event this Thursday, February 14 at 10 PM/EST on Spike. The telecast features three quarterfinal match-ups in the Bellator Middleweight Tournament, as well as a Bantamweight title fight between...

Feb 11, 2013 10:02 am

Benson Henderson Wants Eddie Alvarez In The UFC | UFC NEWS

The UFC lightweight champion is a busy man; he has an upcoming fight with Strikeforce’s last 155 lb. champ on April 20th, but that hasn’t stopped him from setting his sights on another former champ. Henderson thinks it would be a great idea to bring former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez over to the UFC....

Jan 26, 2013 11:22 am

Eddie Alvarez preliminary injunction denied, will not fight at UFC 159 | UFC News

After a long day of fighting in the courtroom, former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez (24-3 MMA, 8-1 BFC) was denied a motion to release the fighter from his Bellator contract in order to sign with the UFC. Alvarez’s lawyers argued there is key difference between Bellator’s promise to put Alvarez on Spike as opposed to...

Jan 25, 2013 11:41 am

Dana White Gives 5 Billion Reasons Why Eddie Alvarez May Stay With Bellator | UFC NEWS

“Don’t forget this, either, everybody talks about Bellator like they’re some poor little promotion. Viacom owns fucking Bellator. Viacom owns Bellator. Viacom runs that shit. Bellator like you used to know it is over. Viacom sits on five billion dollars in cash. Five billion in cash. Pay the kid. Pay the kid the exact monetary...

Jan 18, 2013 1:24 pm

Alvarez Set to Make Court Appearance on January 25th in Search of Injunction

The Eddie Alvarez saga continues as the lightweight fighter now has a set appearance date for court. According to Yahoo! Sports Alvarez will appear in court on January 25th in front of Federal Judge Jose L. Linares seeking an injunction that will allow him to sign and fight for the UFC as soon as UFC...

Jan 10, 2013 12:14 pm

Alvarez Contract Details Emerge; UFC Offers Quick Title Shot & PPV Cut

The battle for Eddie Alvarez continues. The UFC and Bellator have continued to feud over who will sign the 28-year-old lightweight standout and former Bellator champion, and this time we have the contractual numbers to compare the two promotions offers. Although both are indeed very similar (almost identical according to Bellator President Bjorn Rebney) and...

Jan 4, 2013 11:38 am

Eddie Alvarez Losing His Cool Over UFC / Bellator Negotations | MMA NEWS

If you haven’t been following along, top free agent, Eddie Alvarez is in contract limbo waiting to make the move to the UFC. The Bellator organization is doing what they can to halt that move. Little is known about what is going on behind the scenes, but reports have been that Bellator matched a UFC...

Dec 28, 2012 10:26 am

Dana White Expects Eddie Alvarez Situation to Get “Ugly” | MMA News

The battle to land lightweight free agent Eddie Alvarez (24-3 MMA, 8-1 BFC) is starting to heat-up, or so it would appear. The former Bellator lightweight title holder is being pursued by both the UFC and his former employer Bellator Fighting Championships. Following Alvarez’s last fight, he officially became a free agent after competing under the Bellator...