Bellator lightweight Eddie Alvarez recently made headlines by re-signing with the promotion after an ugly legal battle with the UFC to secure the fighters services was settled.
As a rematch with 155-pound champ Mike Chandler edges closer, Alvarez’s name hit the internet again, this time with the terms of his new contract.
Alvarez released a statement Friday, explaining that media speculation of the 40-page settlement isn’t accurate.
“Recently there has been speculation in the media regarding my settlement with Bellator,” said in a statement sent to GRACIEMAG.com. “The settlement is involved and complicated and contains many contingencies. The terms of the settlement are confidential and neither I, nor my representatives, are going to release these terms to anyone. The speculations, which have been printed, are just that, speculations, and could not possibly be completely accurate as the settlement is over forty (40) pages long. I would suggest that these speculations are helping no one, and respectfully request that they cease immediately. All I want to do is fight.”
Chandler and Alvarez are set to rematch on Bellator’s first pay-per-view on Nov. 2, a card headlined by former UFC champions Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Tito Ortiz fighting in the main event.