It has felt like an eventuality for a while now that Eddie Alvarez would depart from Bellator. Hell, he even had a contract clause to which he had to have a few very specific fights then he’d leave Bellator. To say that it was an unhealthy situation would be an understatement and I think that we all understand that Eddie Alvarez was unhappy at Bellator and wanted to go to the UFC. Scott Coker, ever the man of virtue in this dirty world of MMA, has granted Alvarez his unconditional release from the organization.
So now we can begin our countdown to Eddie Alvarez showing up on a random UFC card, because you just know that it’s happening. What else is there for him to do? Nobody sees Dana White turning Alvarez away like he did Ben Askren. That would be quite a prank if he did do that, though.