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Eddie Alvarez's motion denied, will not fight at UFC 159

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Eddie Alvarez won't be fighting at UFC 159. A federal judge today denied a motion to release the fighter from his Bellator contract to sign with UFC parent Zuffa.

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Post #1   1/25/13 8:31:08PM   

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As I expected it to go and how it should have gone.

Was Alvarez going to fight Henderson for the title at UFC 159, b/c he was offered an immediate title shot.

"This isn't a kid who's their world champion. This kid doesn't have their title. His contract's up. We'll see what happens." - From Dana White to mmajunkie

Then why are you offering him an immediate title shot?

Bellator not in the wrong here. They matched what they had to match from the UFC. Don't have to match projections.

Post #2   1/25/13 8:56:55PM   

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Damn! I just picked him up for my side game!!

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Give him the money up front and quit awarding projections

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UFC should have gotten a little more creative knowing that Bellator can match their offer.

Like offer a higher priced short term deal, like two fights, to see if Bellator matches the price.

If Bellator doesn't, then UFC gets him for two fights under that deal of more guaranteed money. Then you resign Eddie to a longer deal with less guaranteed money and more projected money like the offer he has now.

Or if Bellator matches it, he has to do the two fights and then he's free to go. Unless somehow Bellator can keep matching his contract, which I don't think they can because it would be a new contract without that matching clause.

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Posted by Budgellism

Booooo



whether right or wrong, we're all missing out on some great matchups

Double Booooo

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Posted by Poor_Franklin


Posted by Budgellism

Booooo



whether right or wrong, we're all missing out on some great matchups

Double Booooo





Just sad that Bellator would do this to a guy who helped them in their rise to popularity

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Bellator had the right to match the contract, so it's not like they did something sneaky to prevent him from going to the UFC.

You can't just let one of your main stars go if you have the option to keep him.

UFC apparently gave more money to Lombard because they didn't match his offer from the UFC.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Bellator had the right to match the contract, so it's not like they did something sneaky to prevent him from going to the UFC.

You can't just let one of your main stars go if you have the option to keep him.

UFC apparently gave more money to Lombard because they didn't match his offer from the UFC.



Bellator is basically holding Alvarez hostage in order to pick a fight with the UFC. Should Alvarez win in court it will essentially mean that Bellator can't match any offer the UFC makes, meaning any fighter the UFC wants is theirs when their Bellator contract expires.

On the other hand, if there is no time limit to Bellator's contract does that mean they can keep matching any offers Alvarez gets and lock him up in Bellator for the rest of his career?

Besides even if Bellator wins in court that doesn't mean Alvarez will fight for them...in fact after a drawn out legal battle its less likely he ever steps inside a bellator cage again. He'll just not sign the UFC deal meaning that he's still a FA with Bellator reserving the right to match any offer he gets.

Dana was right...this is becoming a mess

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Posted by sparky


Posted by Poor_Franklin


Posted by Budgellism

Booooo



whether right or wrong, we're all missing out on some great matchups

Double Booooo





Just sad that Bellator would do this to a guy who helped them in their rise to popularity



Sure, but Bellator also had a big hand in helping Eddie rise to popularity. The PR guys with Bellator worked tirelessly pitching Eddie to various news outlets and Bjorn has gone on record several times while Eddie was Champion promoting him and stating that he was the best LW in the world.

This isn't a poor ol' Eddie Alvarez situation. Where was the UFC after Eddie fought "Hellboy" years ago? Bellator stepped up and gave him a great offer and he took it.

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