Lightweight Eddie Alvarez has seen his life uprooted over the past six months since a civil relationship with previous employer Bellator turned ugly. At the center of the situation is the organization’s belief Alvarez is under a legal obligation to re-sign rather than join the UFC roster in opposition to the competitor’s take on the matter. Things have even gotten to the point where Alvarez has accused Bellator of manipulating his contract to try and trick him.
Though Alvarez will eventually see his day in court, he recently admitted the entire process has taken a toll on him. However, he feels it’s a matter of principle to battle things to the end and plans on doing so unless it starts affecting his family.
Alvarez recently told MMAJunkie…
“If an organization was willing to do so, and of course, they would probably get subpoenaed and added to the court case – if they’re willing to do so, I could fight for someone right now if they were willing to take that risk. And from what I hear, there’s no way Bellator would win an injunction. They can’t stop me. I could be wrong, but this is some advice that I was given.”
“Maybe at the end of this, maybe I made a big mistake. But I’m following my heart and I’m doing what I feel is right. I know there was wrong done, I know the company’s lying, I know they’re doing things that aren’t just, and whether a judge sees it or not, the public sees it, I see it, and that’s good enough for me.”
“It hurts to say this, because I don’t want to let the fans down, but if there comes a point where I’m foreclosing on my property, and I’ve got to tell my kids, I’m going to put my head down, put my gloves on and go to work and keep my mouth shut.”