Status Of Eddie Alvarez Remains Unknown As Year Comes To Close

Eddie Alvarez is one of the top free agents in MMA right now.

The UFC is widely-considered the top MMA promotion, so it is not too surprising that Alvarez and the UFC have been linked.

It was recently made public that Alvarez has received a contract from the UFC, with Bellator – his former home – holding exclusive matching rights.

UFC president Dana White was asked about Alvarez and his contract earlier this week, but the usually brash boss was forced to remain silent.

“I just don’t know if I can talk about it. It’s going to get ugly. If I could talk about it, I would.”

White has been very out-spoken towards Bellator in terms of the company holding matching rights and keeping fighters on the sidelines for extended periods of time.

Alvarez had his initial 90-day negotiating period waved by Bellator, but they are still debating the pros and cons to resigning the former lightweight champion.

Alvarez is 24-3 in his career, including a pair of wins since dropping the title to Michael Chandler in late 2011.

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Fight Cards

UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira

Event Date: April 26, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 118: Dantas vs. Warren

Event Date: May 2, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV, Spike.com

Bellator 119: Cooper vs. Halsey

Event Date: May 9, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 40: Brown vs. Silva

Event Date: May 10, 2014
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 120: Alvarez vs. Chandler III

Event Date: May 17, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view

UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw

Event Date: May 24, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass