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Former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez was given his release from a 90-day exclusive negotiating period with Bellator early, according to Alvarez. That makes him a free agent, and allows him to sign with any promotion - such as the UFC - if he elects to.

Bellator typically holds fighters to a 90-day window where they can match any offer received. Alvarez had his contract expire after a recent victory over Patricky Pitbull in October.

"Bjorn Rebney (Bellator CEO) was gracious enough to give us our release papers early, earlier than what we were contractually to get, he gave it to us (last) Friday," said Alvarez, talking with MMAInterviews.TV over the weekend. "So, we're going to try to move it along as fast as possible for myself and for Bellator. We'll see. Nothing's set in stone and I'm just waiting to see what happens."

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Post #1   11/4/12 6:11:13PM   

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Eddie is UFC bound, no doubt

Post #2   11/4/12 6:15:55PM   

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Post #3   11/4/12 6:45:22PM   

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Posted by infestructure

Eddie is UFC bound, no doubt



Post #4   11/4/12 6:53:59PM   

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Well it was obvious he was gonna at the least be able to see what the UFC has to offer....

I just dont see a huge contract really cause the LW division is exciting for the most part already...Granted he has had exciting fights...Is he gonna boost pay per views? I doubt it

I just cant see Alvarez being so aggressive against guys like Cerrone, Pettis, Guillard,


I think Lombard got a big contract cause the division is weak for contenders and Silva title fights...

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Finally, not going to be a champion but he's going to be a fun fight on every card.

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Posted by kingsmasher

Well it was obvious he was gonna at the least be able to see what the UFC has to offer....

I just dont see a huge contract really cause the LW division is exciting for the most part already...Granted he has had exciting fights...Is he gonna boost pay per views? I doubt it

I just cant see Alvarez being so aggressive against guys like Cerrone, Pettis, Guillard,


I think Lombard got a big contract cause the division is weak for contenders and Silva title fights...



TV cards hopefully

Post #7   11/4/12 8:00:19PM   

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Frankie Edger was the poor man's Eddie Alvarez and look what he did in the LW division, it is going to take a dynamic and versatile opponent to stop him. Guillard and Guida will get beaten IMO, now a Cerrone / Pettis / Diaz is what it's going to take to slow him down.

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UFC sign him, put him on the super bowl card against maybe the Varner/Guillard winner or Cerrone if Pettis doesn't make it to their long rumored showdown.
I think you showcase him on the big card against a "fun" matchup stylistically, and then give him a contender, like a Maynard.

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Posted by kingsmasher


I just dont see a huge contract really cause the LW division is exciting for the most part already...Granted he has had exciting fights...Is he gonna boost pay per views? I doubt it


I think Lombard got a big contract cause the division is weak for contenders and Silva title fights...



So the UFC won't give Eddie a big deal, because there is a lot of excitement in the division already??? What great logic,

Maybe Lombard got a big contract because he was one of the best, if not the best MW not in the UFC.

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Posted by BuffaloDave


Posted by kingsmasher


I just dont see a huge contract really cause the LW division is exciting for the most part already...Granted he has had exciting fights...Is he gonna boost pay per views? I doubt it


I think Lombard got a big contract cause the division is weak for contenders and Silva title fights...



So the UFC won't give Eddie a big deal, because there is a lot of excitement in the division already??? What great logic,

Maybe Lombard got a big contract because he was one of the best, if not the best MW not in the UFC.

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Posted by BuffaloDave


Posted by kingsmasher


I just dont see a huge contract really cause the LW division is exciting for the most part already...Granted he has had exciting fights...Is he gonna boost pay per views? I doubt it


I think Lombard got a big contract cause the division is weak for contenders and Silva title fights...



So the UFC won't give Eddie a big deal, because there is a lot of excitement in the division already??? What great logic,

Maybe Lombard got a big contract because he was one of the best, if not the best MW not in the UFC.



^^ this would be true of Alvarez but dont expect much from him in the sense of a title.

Post #12   11/4/12 9:49:23PM   

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I hope Eddie signs with the UFC. There are a great many opponents who would be good match ups for him. There are a few match ups that would be very exciting. In the end though he lost quite a bit of stock when he lost to Michael Chandler. He gained a little back when he beat Aoki and the Pitbull but he still isn't worth what he would have been if he would have beaten Chandler. I don't think he is good enough to be UFC champ but I do feel he can get by the mid tier guys and some of the upper tier guys. Hopefully wee will find out soon enough.

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Posted by BuffaloDave


Posted by kingsmasher


I just dont see a huge contract really cause the LW division is exciting for the most part already...Granted he has had exciting fights...Is he gonna boost pay per views? I doubt it


I think Lombard got a big contract cause the division is weak for contenders and Silva title fights...



So the UFC won't give Eddie a big deal, because there is a lot of excitement in the division already??? What great logic,

Maybe Lombard got a big contract because he was one of the best, if not the best MW not in the UFC.



It baffles me man. Post after post.

Good stuff from you as always Dave

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Post #14   11/4/12 10:03:49PM   

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Eddie vs Diego Sanchez at 156
Book it

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