Bellator matches UFC's offer to former champion Alvarez

by John Morgan | source: today learned from multiple industry sources that Bellator executives have issued an offer to Alvarez to match the deal he recently received from the UFC. The move is an effort by Bellator to retain the rights to the star 155-pounder, whose contract with the promotion expired following an October win over Patricky "Pitbull" Freire but who remained in an exclusive matching period with the tournament-based organization.

The revelation comes on the heels of UFC President Dana White's recent statement that he expected negotiations with Alvarez to "get ugly." In perhaps a nod to White's prediction, requests for statements by the UFC, Bellator and Alvarez's management team at Authentic Sports Management were all declined.

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1/7/13 5:05 PM by FedorFalconPunch

Respect to Damn Severn too for posting things people care about and have something we care about to post.unlike 95 percent of the depressed UG, take your meds kids

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1/7/13 5:03 PM by DamnSevern


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1/7/13 4:59 PM by FedorFalconPunch

Philly's got your back Eddie! Keep your head up bro, one of only true fighters left in MMA nowadays!Eddie > Any UFC lightweight including Gilbert Mexican man

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1/7/13 4:54 PM by caposa

FRB nailed it. This is not a good look for Bellator and Bjorn Rebney.

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1/7/13 4:50 PM by UGCTT_SidRival

"This could be headed to a courtroom..."*slowclap.gif*

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1/7/13 4:05 PM by frontrowbrian

Things getting heated!

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1/7/13 7:48 AM by DamnSevern


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1/7/13 2:45 AM by MMALOGIC

^ 1pm eastern... 10am pacific.

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1/7/13 2:11 AM by CindyO

What time is MMA Hour?   Cindy

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1/7/13 2:03 AM by TheMentalisT

thank god! i was really starting to think Eddie would end up never fighting in the worlds #1 org.