The former Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, spoke on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani and discussed his options as a free agent coming up:
“Yeah man, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested in fighting for the UFC. You have to be crazy, that’s every fighters , that is the mecca of all fighting and we all sort of strive for, to get in there and get that belt. I’m still obligated to a contract and I’m going to fulfill my obligations for the contract. I don’t even know what I can say or anything. I’m going to fulfill my obligations, and then we will figure out and maybe take bids from other companies. I made an agreement with Bjorn four years ago and I want to fulfill that agreement.
I’m not trying to be a bad guy or anything, but like any employer, if you are with a company for four years, I think everybody that has been with Bellator so far, who have been there for four years have got a raise, you know? They have got their contracts renegotiated and got raises. I’m an employee of Bellator and I feel I have that right, after these four years they can asses my performance and what I have helped the company with and they can say if I deserve a raise or if I don’t, and at that point, maybe another company can step in and say what they are offering”
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