Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 5/13/13
Eddie Alvarez (pictured) completed his contractual obligations with Bellator MMA to become the sport’s hottest free agent after posterizing Patricky Freire in October. He was immediately offered a contract to join the UFC, which he agreed upon, but still hasn’t competed in the Octagon because he’s too busy battling Bellator inside a courtroom. In a nutshell, if Alvarez was in the NBA, he’d be considered a restricted free agent. Therefore, Bellator has the right to match any contract, term for term, Avlarez accepts from a rival promotion. However, the UFC gave Alvarez a deal where he would be compensated a pay-per-view percentage on cards he competes for the title in. How can Bellator match that, term for term, when they have never offered a PPV show in their four-year existence? If you need a legal recap for dummies on what’s going on between Alvarez and Bellator, please click HERE. Alvarez has been claiming over Twitter that Bellator lied in court and changed the wording in their o...
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