Eddie Alvarez had expected to defense his lightweight championship in mid October vs. Bellator season four 155-pound tournament champion Michael Chandler. However, a training injury caused a delay, but not a cancellation oif the fight, as Eddie explains below.
"Without giving anything away, I just want to let fans know and let people know I tried to work through the injury.
"It seemed like every time - it was basically the last 10 days - every time I would get a little bit of momentum, I would setback, get a little momentum, setback.
"In all honesty, for me, it wouldn't be right. I'd be selling myself short to go out there on the 15th and I'd be selling the fans short to go out there on the 15th. They would be expecting to see somebody and with the consistent injury bug, there's just no way I could get the momentum to be 100 percent prepared for the 15th. It's very important to rest my body properly.
"The fight is not cancelled. it's just postponed I think 30 days or so. I apologize to you guys. It's not in my nature to make my injuries a part of a promotion's problem, a part of the fans' problem but again it wouldn't be fair. It wouldn't be fair to the people wasting their night tuning in and seeing me at 60-70 percent."
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