Bellator just wrapped Season 8, arguably their most successful to date. However, the organization’s ongoing legal dispute with former lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez has no immediate end in sight. Fortunately, it appears the relationship is a little less icy than it was a few months ago when Bellator intervened with Alvarez’s attempts to sign with the UFC.
According to a conversation between Rebellion Media and Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, the company’s chief spoke with Alvarez last week at Bellator 95 and felt the two would definitely be able to come to an agreement at some point soon given the personal interaction.
“Eddie and I had a very good relationship as two people working together in business for four years. When this situation kind of came apart, we had a bad relationship for a short period. It was a great to see Ed. I did get a chance to spend some time with him and talk.”
“(When you speak) your chances of getting something resolved pretty dramatically increase.”
“We were community and talking…and I hope it results in us getting this behind us. I’ve got to give and he’s got to give a little bit. Hopefully we can find that middle ground and make this thing stop.”
Check out the interview with Rebney below (Alvarez comments at the 8:55 mark):
SOURCE: Rebellion Media