Dana White Respects Eddie Alvarez, But He Is Ready To Let Him Search For The Best Offer
The future of the former UFC Lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, is currently uncertain. He could and needn’t return to the UFC. Eddie Alvarez is a free agent at the moment. He has finished the last fight of his contract versus Dustin Poirier at UFC On Fox 30.
Dana White respects him both on the personal and professional level. Yet, White stated that he is ready to let Eddie make the best decision for him and his family. If this requires letting him compete in another promotion, Dana White is ok with that. (via MMAMania.com)
“I like Eddie Alvarez,” White told “UFC Unfiltered” podcast (transcribed by MMA Junkie). “I like him personally, and I like him professionally. He’s at an age now where he needs to make some decisions for his family and for what will probably be the last contract he signs for the rest of his career. I’m in a place if Eddie wants to go somewhere else and try it, I’m cool with that. If Eddie wants to stay, I’d keep him here too.”
The loss to Dustin Poirier makes things even harder for “The Underground King”. After defeating Rafael dos Anjos and winning UFC title at UFC Fight Night 90, Eddie Alvarez had a score of 1-2, 1 NC.
You can bet Bellator MMA would like to see Alvarez signing the contract. Eddie built his name here. He held Bellator Lightweight title. His fights versus Michael Chandler, Pat Curran, and Roger Huerta are still remembered. It only depends how much money is Scott Coker ready to offer.
What do you think, which promotion would Eddie Alvarez join? Should Dana White offer a lot of money? After all, Oscar De La Hoya also invited MMA fighters to join!