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prophecy033 » Posted 7/4/07 4:41:00AM

Negotiations to keep Eddie Alvarez in Bellator resumed nearly the moment he stepped out of the cage following a knockout of Patricky "Pitbull" Freire. 

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney now has advanced the timeline on Alvarez's decision, telling MMAjunkie.com that he'll waive a standard 90-day matching period if the ex-champ doesn't initially take a new contract offer. 

"Based on our relationship with Ed, there's no reason to hold him to a series of months of not having the opportunity to look at those offers," Rebney said.

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infestructure » Posted 1/18/12 9:29:00PM


Posted by prophecy033

Negotiations to keep Eddie Alvarez in Bellator resumed nearly the moment he stepped out of the cage following a knockout of Patricky "Pitbull" Freire. 

"Based on our relationship with Ed, there's no reason to hold him to a series of months of not having the opportunity to look at those offers," Rebney said.

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So if you didn't like him, you would screw him over for those months?

Sir_Karl » Posted 9/7/07 9:27:00PM

Even if Bellator loses Alvarez to the UFC they (Bellator) still have the guy who beat him...LW Champ Michael Chandler. I hope Eddie signs with the UFC though. It would be exciting to see him fight some of the UFC'S LWs.

meier » Posted 1/15/07 6:25:00PM

If he does sign with ufc. put him up against paul taylor

Goatenstein » Posted 4/27/12 11:03:00AM

He'd take Taylor down and destroy him.

ThaAxeMurderer7 » Posted 1/16/08 9:55:00PM


Posted by infestructure


Posted by prophecy033

Negotiations to keep Eddie Alvarez in Bellator resumed nearly the moment he stepped out of the cage following a knockout of Patricky "Pitbull" Freire. 

"Based on our relationship with Ed, there's no reason to hold him to a series of months of not having the opportunity to look at those offers," Rebney said.

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So if you didn't like him, you would screw him over for those months?



No. He's simply saying that he's not going to waste Ed's time and that they will try to settle this immediately. I know Bjorn. He's very passionate about Bellator and the sport of MMA and has a tremendous amount of respect for the fighters. He would do the same for all.

MaxOne » Posted 7/26/07 3:12:00PM


Posted by ThaAxeMurderer7


Posted by infestructure


Posted by prophecy033

Negotiations to keep Eddie Alvarez in Bellator resumed nearly the moment he stepped out of the cage following a knockout of Patricky "Pitbull" Freire. 

"Based on our relationship with Ed, there's no reason to hold him to a series of months of not having the opportunity to look at those offers," Rebney said.

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So if you didn't like him, you would screw him over for those months?



No. He's simply saying that he's not going to waste Ed's time and that they will try to settle this immediately. I know Bjorn. He's very passionate about Bellator and the sport of MMA and has a tremendous amount of respect for the fighters. He would do the same for all.



Yeah, sticking to the the way the contract is written wouldn't have been screwing him over. He's being a cool boss here and making things potentially less complicated for the fighter.

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Eddie Would Throw

prophecy033 » Posted 7/4/07 4:41:00AM


Posted by MaxOne


Posted by ThaAxeMurderer7


Posted by infestructure


Posted by prophecy033

Negotiations to keep Eddie Alvarez in Bellator resumed nearly the moment he stepped out of the cage following a knockout of Patricky "Pitbull" Freire. 

"Based on our relationship with Ed, there's no reason to hold him to a series of months of not having the opportunity to look at those offers," Rebney said.

\



So if you didn't like him, you would screw him over for those months?



No. He's simply saying that he's not going to waste Ed's time and that they will try to settle this immediately. I know Bjorn. He's very passionate about Bellator and the sport of MMA and has a tremendous amount of respect for the fighters. He would do the same for all.



Yeah, sticking to the the way the contract is written wouldn't have been screwing him over. He's being a cool boss here and making things potentially less complicated for the fighter.

And himself

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