Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has been forced to work with a limited budget compared to that of the UFC when it comes to trying to secure his talent. The latest fighter to have his contract begin to wind down is former champion Eddie Alvarez.
Hector Lombard has already left the Bellator cage to compete inside the UFC's Octagon, and many believe Alvarez is well on his way to following Lombard. Rebney discussed the contract talks of Alvarez during a recent interview with MMAWeekly.com.
"We're talking to him, we'll see what happens," Rebney said. "We may cut a deal with Ed. We may not cut a deal with Ed. We've got about another five months left on our current relationship with Ed and another fight, so we may do another fight."
Rebney added that, "there's a lot of different alternatives. Right now, our eye is on the ball with doing one more fight with Ed, but you never really know in a contractual situation like this."
Alvarez is a former Bellator lightweight champion, having dropped the title to Michael Chandler last year. He avenged one of his career defeats by topping Shinya Aoki earlier this year.
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