UFC's Dana White to Bellator's Eddie Alvarez: 'Let's talk'

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Budgellism
10/13/12 11:44:27AM
Despite losing his title to unbeaten talent Michael Chandler in last year's "Fight of the Year" candidate, Alvarez has likely raised his stock in his two most recent performances, the aforementioned knockout of Pitbull, as well as avenging a loss to elite Japanese grappler Shinya Aoki earlier this year via first round technical knockout.

Needless to say, UFC President Dana White was impressed with what he saw last night. Here's what he had to say to Alvarez on Twitter:



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Great day to be an Alvarez fan
Budgellism
10/13/12 11:47:04AM
Personally, I want Alvarez vs. Jim Miller next
grappler0000
10/13/12 11:51:00AM
Dana will pick Eddie up at all costs. Taking one of the faces of Bellator away from them just before the Spike deal would be worth every penny IMO. I can't imagine a scenario where this didn't happen.
kingsmasher
10/13/12 12:04:43PM

Posted by Budgellism

Personally, I want Alvarez vs. Jim Miller next




No No No Alvarez and Cerrone....Just because Alvarez thinks hes the best LW out there...
kingsmasher
10/13/12 12:07:45PM

Posted by grappler0000

Dana will pick Eddie up at all costs. Taking one of the faces of Bellator away from them just before the Spike deal would be worth every penny IMO. I can't imagine a scenario where this didn't happen.




Alvarez strikes me as a guy who likes being a big fish in a small pond.....I doubt he leaves Bellator....Basically if he came to the UFC he would be another gatekeeper at LW...We have plenty of those....

In Bellator he could get a title shot every 6 months, be relevant and somewhat of a celebrity in that organization but I dont see him beating Chandler....I didnt then and dont now...
sparky
10/13/12 12:32:38PM

Posted by kingsmasher


Posted by grappler0000

Dana will pick Eddie up at all costs. Taking one of the faces of Bellator away from them just before the Spike deal would be worth every penny IMO. I can't imagine a scenario where this didn't happen.




Alvarez strikes me as a guy who likes being a big fish in a small pond.....I doubt he leaves Bellator....Basically if he came to the UFC he would be another gatekeeper at LW...We have plenty of those....

In Bellator he could get a title shot every 6 months, be relevant and somewhat of a celebrity in that organization but I dont see him beating Chandler....I didnt then and dont now...



Gatekeeper?? Are you serious or is this a joke??? where do you rank Alvarez right now is what I would like to know??
Budgellism
10/13/12 12:38:27PM

Posted by sparky


Posted by kingsmasher


Posted by grappler0000

Dana will pick Eddie up at all costs. Taking one of the faces of Bellator away from them just before the Spike deal would be worth every penny IMO. I can't imagine a scenario where this didn't happen.




Alvarez strikes me as a guy who likes being a big fish in a small pond.....I doubt he leaves Bellator....Basically if he came to the UFC he would be another gatekeeper at LW...We have plenty of those....

In Bellator he could get a title shot every 6 months, be relevant and somewhat of a celebrity in that organization but I dont see him beating Chandler....I didnt then and dont now...



Gatekeeper?? Are you serious or is this a joke??? where do you rank Alvarez right now is what I would like to know??



Kingsmasher's opinion is fact, you didn't know that Sparky? That means Ben Askren is the best WW in the world and I don't get to have an opinion on who I'd like Alvarez to fight first.
kingsmasher
10/13/12 12:43:53PM

Posted by sparky


Posted by kingsmasher


Posted by grappler0000

Dana will pick Eddie up at all costs. Taking one of the faces of Bellator away from them just before the Spike deal would be worth every penny IMO. I can't imagine a scenario where this didn't happen.




Alvarez strikes me as a guy who likes being a big fish in a small pond.....I doubt he leaves Bellator....Basically if he came to the UFC he would be another gatekeeper at LW...We have plenty of those....

In Bellator he could get a title shot every 6 months, be relevant and somewhat of a celebrity in that organization but I dont see him beating Chandler....I didnt then and dont now...



Gatekeeper?? Are you serious or is this a joke??? where do you rank Alvarez right now is what I would like to know??



I dont see him beating Cerrone, Pettis, Edgar, I hate to say Nate Diaz, or Ben Henderson....I actually think Gleison Tibau would use a double leg and beat Alvarez all day...So therefore a gatekeeper...to the top 5...but I named 6... oh and Gray Maynard...So 7
kingsmasher
10/13/12 12:49:49PM

Posted by Budgellism


Posted by sparky


Posted by kingsmasher


Posted by grappler0000

Dana will pick Eddie up at all costs. Taking one of the faces of Bellator away from them just before the Spike deal would be worth every penny IMO. I can't imagine a scenario where this didn't happen.




Alvarez strikes me as a guy who likes being a big fish in a small pond.....I doubt he leaves Bellator....Basically if he came to the UFC he would be another gatekeeper at LW...We have plenty of those....

In Bellator he could get a title shot every 6 months, be relevant and somewhat of a celebrity in that organization but I dont see him beating Chandler....I didnt then and dont now...



Gatekeeper?? Are you serious or is this a joke??? where do you rank Alvarez right now is what I would like to know??



Kingsmasher's opinion is fact, you didn't know that Sparky? That means Ben Askren is the best WW in the world and I don't get to have an opinion on who I'd like Alvarez to fight first.



Askren would be great but Bellator is definitely hurting him greatly for pushing him....I believe I said he would beat GSP 2 years ago...Im yet to see Askren tested...I figured he was trying to get to the UFC but IM not so sure with their champion clause in the contract......

When did I say my opinion is fact...besides saying Fedor fought cans, fact...Jon Jones is best P4P, Fact...lol and I didnt wanna see Alvarez andMiller first in a UFC fight...also a fact....

Alvarez has said before he thinks hes the best LW in the world...I want him to prove it....I dont think he will...I dont think he will come to the UFC...I also dont see the UFC offering him a huge contract...just not worth it IMO...
Franklinfan47
10/13/12 1:03:03PM
Alvarez in UFC
pmoney
10/13/12 1:43:23PM
I really wonder how far Eddie can go in the UFC. He's very skilled, but as we saw against Patricky Pitbull, and every fight, he always gets rocked. He always comes back, but I wonder if there aren't a couple guys at LW who could exploit that.

Alvarez vs. Guillard would be a good litmus test, in my opinion.
cowcatcher
10/13/12 2:13:08PM

Posted by kingsmasher


Posted by grappler0000

Dana will pick Eddie up at all costs. Taking one of the faces of Bellator away from them just before the Spike deal would be worth every penny IMO. I can't imagine a scenario where this didn't happen.




Alvarez strikes me as a guy who likes being a big fish in a small pond.....I doubt he leaves Bellator....Basically if he came to the UFC he would be another gatekeeper at LW...We have plenty of those....

In Bellator he could get a title shot every 6 months, be relevant and somewhat of a celebrity in that organization but I dont see him beating Chandler....I didnt then and dont now...



Here's the simple version of why he'll be in the UFC: If Bellator couldn't afford Lombard they can't afford Eddie

I disagree with what you're saying about where Eddie ranks as well, just because he could lose to Pettis, Cerrone, Diaz, etc. doesn't make him a gatekeeper, all those guys could lose to each other and to Eddie and it doesn't make any of them gatekeepers, it just shows the parity of the LW division.
sparky
10/13/12 2:15:19PM

Posted by kingsmasher


Posted by sparky


Posted by kingsmasher


Posted by grappler0000

Dana will pick Eddie up at all costs. Taking one of the faces of Bellator away from them just before the Spike deal would be worth every penny IMO. I can't imagine a scenario where this didn't happen.




Alvarez strikes me as a guy who likes being a big fish in a small pond.....I doubt he leaves Bellator....Basically if he came to the UFC he would be another gatekeeper at LW...We have plenty of those....

In Bellator he could get a title shot every 6 months, be relevant and somewhat of a celebrity in that organization but I dont see him beating Chandler....I didnt then and dont now...



Gatekeeper?? Are you serious or is this a joke??? where do you rank Alvarez right now is what I would like to know??



I dont see him beating Cerrone, Pettis, Edgar, I hate to say Nate Diaz, or Ben Henderson....I actually think Gleison Tibau would use a double leg and beat Alvarez all day...So therefore a gatekeeper...to the top 5...but I named 6... oh and Gray Maynard...So 7



Eddie would smoke Tibau. Eddie is easily a top 10 LW I dont see how anyone can not think so......to each his own I guess at this point
george112
10/13/12 2:24:03PM
The risk is losing 2 in a row and then being cut.
Very possible. good solid fighters have come into the UFC lost a couple then been cut. I kind of don't want that to happen. I like how he's having success outside the UFC. Keep your value Eddie. Don't let Dana use you until you lose then throw you under the bus
kopower
10/13/12 2:32:12PM
I agree that Eddie is a top 10 fighter. Probably somewhere in between there. Don't like the fact he get's rocked every fight. He would be an exciting addition to the division.
MMAcca
10/13/12 4:04:13PM
I would put Alvarez somewhere around number 9 or 10 in the world at the moment.

Great addition to the UFC once Bellator's matching period is up. I would expect him to debut somewhere around March/April.
infestructure
10/13/12 4:14:04PM
Alvarez vs Edgar was something I always wanted to see.
good new for Eddie, bet Budge is happy.
Agree it would be a great business decision in the wake of a bunch of bad ones to hire Alvarez. He's arguably the biggest name in bellator,
kingsmasher
10/13/12 4:24:28PM

Posted by infestructure

Alvarez vs Edgar was something I always wanted to see.
good new for Eddie, bet Budge is happy.
Agree it would be a great business decision in the wake of a bunch of bad ones to hire Alvarez. He's arguably the biggest name in bellator,



Arent Alvarez and Edgar great buddies?
jakewalters
10/13/12 4:34:42PM

Posted by kingsmasher


Posted by infestructure

Alvarez vs Edgar was something I always wanted to see.
good new for Eddie, bet Budge is happy.
Agree it would be a great business decision in the wake of a bunch of bad ones to hire Alvarez. He's arguably the biggest name in bellator,



Arent Alvarez and Edgar great buddies?



Yup. Doubt we ever see them fight
infestructure
10/13/12 4:37:26PM
Aint that the way. Anderson VS Lyoto would be another awesome fight that will never happen because of friendship.
941_Florida_Boy
10/13/12 4:47:47PM

Posted by grappler0000

Dana will pick Eddie up at all costs. Taking one of the faces of Bellator away from them just before the Spike deal would be worth every penny IMO. I can't imagine a scenario where this didn't happen.



Dana didn't get Fedor... I know it's not the same situation (different company & all)... just sayin...

kingsmasher
10/13/12 4:53:45PM

Posted by 941_Florida_Boy


Posted by grappler0000

Dana will pick Eddie up at all costs. Taking one of the faces of Bellator away from them just before the Spike deal would be worth every penny IMO. I can't imagine a scenario where this didn't happen.



Dana didn't get Fedor... I know it's not the same situation (different company & all)... just sayin...




Bet Dana could get Fedor now...
prophecy033
10/13/12 5:21:44PM

Posted by kingsmasher


Posted by 941_Florida_Boy


Posted by grappler0000

Dana will pick Eddie up at all costs. Taking one of the faces of Bellator away from them just before the Spike deal would be worth every penny IMO. I can't imagine a scenario where this didn't happen.



Dana didn't get Fedor... I know it's not the same situation (different company & all)... just sayin...




Bet Dana could get Fedor now...

Still doubt it would ever happen
BuffaloDave
10/13/12 5:58:14PM

Posted by kingsmasher


Posted by 941_Florida_Boy


Posted by grappler0000

Dana will pick Eddie up at all costs. Taking one of the faces of Bellator away from them just before the Spike deal would be worth every penny IMO. I can't imagine a scenario where this didn't happen.



Dana didn't get Fedor... I know it's not the same situation (different company & all)... just sayin...




Bet Dana could get Fedor now...



Bet he can't because Fedor's management, M-1 always wants the co-promotion thing, and the UFC will never give into that. I don't ever see Fedor leaving M-1, plus he's retired.
sbulldavid
10/13/12 6:42:38PM
I think Alverez does as well as any WEC guys, could win the title but probably more middle of the pack decision fighter
grappler0000
10/13/12 8:20:10PM

Posted by 941_Florida_Boy


Posted by grappler0000

Dana will pick Eddie up at all costs. Taking one of the faces of Bellator away from them just before the Spike deal would be worth every penny IMO. I can't imagine a scenario where this didn't happen.



Dana didn't get Fedor... I know it's not the same situation (different company & all)... just sayin...




When M-1 starts managing Eddie, I'll take that into consideration...until then, there is no comparison. Actually, no...when M-1 starts managing Eddie "and" Eddie puts blind faith into all of their decisions, then I'll take that into consideration.
Gogoplatapus
10/13/12 10:01:30PM
Alvarez vs Melendez
DailyGrindMMA
10/25/12 5:33:25AM
And everybody said the WEC guys wouldn't cut it in the UFC either...
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