Eddie Alvarez wants to fight the best fighters in the world.
As a lightweight, the potential matches Alvarez could have if he signed with the UFC include a who’s who of members of the Top-10.
However, Alvarez is still under contract to Bellator Fighting Championships, and, as the CEO of the promotion Bjorn Rebney recently told MMAWeekly.com, they are looking into keep Alvarez.
“We’re talking to him,” Rebney said. “We’ll see what happens. There’s a lot of different alternatives.”
Alvarez has five months or one more fight left on his current deal. Bellator would have a window to resign Alvarez after the contract expires.
It is also possible that Alvarez follows in the footsteps of Hector Lombard, who left Bellator as the middleweight champion and signed with the UFC. Alvarez is no longer the champion in Bellator, having dropped the title to Michael Chandler, but remains one of the biggest names in the promotion.
“Eddie’s been awesome with Bellator,” Rebney said. “He’s been just a stalwart for the organization.”
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