The “Underground King” Eddie Alvarez (29-6-0) doesn’t seem to have a shortage of suitors – this despite losing the bet-on-himself fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC Calgary.
Alvarez, 34, who entered the second Poirier fight without signing on with the UFC and on the last fight of his contract, openly expressed that he doesn’t feel that the deal the UFC put on the table for resigning with them was good enough.
To further speculation that his future may not lie with the UFC, Dana White also went on record stating that he will not stand in Alvarez’ way if he wants to secure a big money contract for himself at this stage in his career.
And Bellator president Scott Coker, who was on Luke Thomas’ MMA Hour last night, also confirmed that they would ‘love to talk’ to Alvarez if he decided to explore free agency.
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) August 14, 2018
It is worth noting here that Alvarez was already the Lightweight Champion at Bellator and had a couple of very memorable back and forth wars with highly rated contender and former champion Michael Chandler.
If he does sign on with Bellator again, the rubber fight to decide the rivalry seems to be a very good option.