Eddie Alvarez is one of the top fighters in the world who does not call the UFC his home. Instead, Alvarez is a member of the Bellator roster. However, his contract is set to expire before the end of the year leaving many to feel like his future is in the UFC.
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has remained quiet for the most part in regards to the contract talks with Alvarez, but did open up a little during a recent interview with MMAWeekly.
“We’re talking to him. We’ll see what happens,” Rebney said. “We may cut a deal with Ed. We may not cut a deal with Ed. We’ve got about another five months left on our current relationship with Ed and another fight, so we may do another fight with Ed.”
Alvarez has been fighting for Bellator since 2009. He dropped the lightweight title to Michael Chandler last year in an epic encounter but has rebounded to defeat Shinya Aoki, avenging one of his past defeats in the process.
“Eddie’s been awesome with Bellator,” added Rebney of Alvarez’s accomplishments. “I honored my promise to him and I got him the Aoki fight that I had been promising him for about three years. He performed like a superstar in that fight.”