“For the record, I’ve never, ever picked an opponent. I’ve always had my opponents selected for me by the promotion. I’ve never had a preference. I was simply told who I was fighting, and I fought them.
I want to be clear on this, whatever was written into my contract, was written by Bellator. I made no changes at all to the contract. If it says that I have to fight Mike Chandler again, that’s because Bellator wants it that way.
I think it’s only fair and right, just in the way things should go in a promotion, for me to fight Will Brooks. To me, that’s the right way to go. I don’t want to be a part of this whole debacle. It’s very messy, and it just doesn’t feel right that a guy has an interim belt, yet I’m supposed to fight another guy coming off a loss to the guy with the interim belt.
Will Brooks should be the guy they put me in front of for my next fight. Just know that whoever is picked, whoever I end up fighting, it was never my decision. Don’t let anyone tell you any differently, it’s not my decision and it never was.”
In a recent interview with Steph Daniels of Bloodyelbow.com, Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez cleared the air on who he wants to fight next.
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