Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
  MMA Playground 4.0 is live!     Returning members: check out the patch notes     New members: visit our getting started guide, read the FAQ's and start playing!

Rebney: Eddie Alvarez has yet to receive UFC offer

Print  
Posted By Message

MMAcca

Heavyweight Champ

MMAcca Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:8,113
Career:1,782-1,038
Joined:Apr 2007
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
798
The hottest free agent in all of MMA right now might be Eddie Alvarez, but it seems that the UFC isn't in much of a rush to sign him. That's if you believe the words of Bellator's CEO, anyway. Bjorn Rebney was a guest on MMA Weekly Radio and stated that the former Bellator lightweight champion still hasn't received an offer from Zuffa:












LINK

Post #1   11/30/12 4:01:07AM   

Budgellism

Raptors Fan

Budgellism Avatar
14
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:13,618
Career:2,716-1,550
Joined:Apr 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,764
The UFC is playing it smart. That being said, if Alvarez doesn't sign with the UFC I'll be very let down.

_______________________________________

Post #2   11/30/12 4:08:25AM   

jjeans

Emma Watson Picture Incoming

jjeans Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,084
Career:1,126-675
Joined:Sep 2009
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,239

Posted by Budgellism

The UFC is playing it smart. That being said, if Alvarez doesn't sign with the UFC I'll be very let down.



If they rush for him Alvarez will expect a big money contract. Every day that passes Alvarez is questioning what'll happen, the UFC doesn't "need" Alvarez, Alvarez needs money. He'll get desperate eventually...

That loss to chandler is going to haunt his pay check I think..

_______________________________________
Never pick against a Russian.

Thiago Silva nuthugger.

Admin of MMA Memes of Facebook. A Roundtable Analyst on The MMA Podcast. Journalist for MMA Mental.

Dirty Blue #DoItForWatson

Post #3   11/30/12 7:03:29AM   

shaneTpain

Av Bet Record: 34-44

shaneTpain Avatar
5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,885
Career:1,363-876
Joined:Jul 2011
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
933
Sign this guy already

Post #4   11/30/12 8:49:34AM   

VILLIN

Human/Sloth Hybrid

VILLIN Avatar
5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:266
Career:1,784-1,022
Joined:Dec 2009
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
136
I think it's pretty obvious the UFC is willing to wait out the period of time where Bellator has matching rights. Not really a surprise, they've done so in the past with similar situations. As was said, the UFC doesn't need Alvarez and with Lombard being a bust so far it doesn't add much credibility to Bellator's talent level.

Post #5   11/30/12 10:03:29AM   

BillsNewAccount

STACKING THEM BADGES

BillsNewAccount Avatar
12
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,054
Career:1,441-827
Joined:Feb 2011
Camp: Playground Legends
Chips:
298

Posted by VILLIN

I think it's pretty obvious the UFC is willing to wait out the period of time where Bellator has matching rights. Not really a surprise, they've done so in the past with similar situations. As was said, the UFC doesn't need Alvarez and with Lombard being a bust so far it doesn't add much credibility to Bellator's talent level.



I don't think you can call Lombard a bust after losing just one boring fight in which he was injured. That said I think it's a smart play for UFC but for a different reason. Eddie can help build the sport as a Bellator star. Bellator isn't a real threat to the UFC yet. So why not let Bellator keep him? That said I'm sure Uncle Dana wants to see Bellator crumble simply because he is the bald father.

Post #6   11/30/12 3:57:44PM   

BuffaloDave

Heavyweight Champ

BuffaloDave Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,656
Career:871-496
Joined:Aug 2011
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
702

Posted by VILLIN

I think it's pretty obvious the UFC is willing to wait out the period of time where Bellator has matching rights. Not really a surprise, they've done so in the past with similar situations. As was said, the UFC doesn't need Alvarez and with Lombard being a bust so far it doesn't add much credibility to Bellator's talent level.



Bellator waived that for Eddie a few weeks ago, look back in the News forum, it was posted. He is officially a free agent.

Link I mentioned

Last edited 11/30/12 6:41PM server time by buffalodave
Edit note/reason: n/a

Post #7   11/30/12 6:33:31PM   

tcunningham

Combat Sport and Fitness

tcunningham Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,255
Career:508-351
Joined:Sep 2009
Chips:
636
if eddie is smart he'll wait for the ufc

_______________________________________

Post #8   11/30/12 7:41:19PM   

jay98107

MMA Sensei

jay98107 Avatar
9
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,041
Career:2,759-1,532
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: Playground Legends
Chips:
266

Posted by tcunningham

if eddie is smart he'll wait for the ufc



Plus he has said repeatedly that he would like to fight the best in the world. Only one way to make that happen.

Post #9   11/30/12 8:49:11PM   

kingsmasher

BANNED

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,750
Career:258-155
Joined:Mar 2011
Chips:
166

Posted by jay98107


Posted by tcunningham

if eddie is smart he'll wait for the ufc



Plus he has said repeatedly that he would like to fight the best in the world. Only one way to make that happen.


'

he said that but truth is i bet he goes where the best money is and that isnt ufc for alvarez...i said it before

Post #10   12/1/12 3:40:03AM