Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 1/25/13
Swing and a miss for Eddie Alvarez (Pictured). The lightweight superstar was denied injunctive relief from his contractual obligations with Bellator Fighting Championships in U.S. District Court in New Jersey on Friday.  Alvarez was hoping Judge Jose L. Linares would rule his prior employer did not match the offer sheet he received from Zuffa, LCC, the parent company of the UFC, and that he was free and clear to sign with the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion. The free agent would compete at UFC 159 on April 27th, ironically just a few miles away from the courthouse, had things gone his way today. As we broke down earlier this month, the two key factors Alvarez believes Bellator’s contract offer differs from the UFC’s proposal is television exposure and pay-per-view bonuses. Alvarez claims the exposure he would receive though the UFC’s partnership with FOX (free national broadcast) is far greater than what he would get from Bellator’s arrangement with Spike TV (basic cab...
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