MMA Tracker: Major Eddie Alvarez Update, Post-Fight Adesanya News

Good morning, MMA fans! Welcome to the MMA News Tracker! Here are some of the latest happenings across the world of MMA. Michael Chandler Loves Idea Of Eddie Alvarez’s UFC Return, White Implies Disinterest At UFC 281, Michael Chandler turned in a…

Good morning, MMA fans! Welcome to the MMA News Tracker! Here are some of the latest happenings across the world of MMA. Michael Chandler Loves Idea Of Eddie Alvarez’s UFC Return, White Implies Disinterest At UFC 281, Michael Chandler turned in another instant classic when he battled Dustin Poirier on the main card. Following a…

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Coker Discusses Possible Alvarez/Ladd Bellator Signings

Bellator President Scott Coker seems to have some interest in bringing two of the biggest free agents aboard: Aspen Ladd and Eddie Alvarez. The UFC released Ladd following her latest weight miss ahead of her scheduled fight against Sara McMann at UFC V…

Bellator President Scott Coker seems to have some interest in bringing two of the biggest free agents aboard: Aspen Ladd and Eddie Alvarez. The UFC released Ladd following her latest weight miss ahead of her scheduled fight against Sara McMann at UFC Vegas 60. After a series of difficulties cutting down to bantamweight, the UFC…

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Eddie Alvarez announces free agency as he departs from ONE, PFL hint at interest

Eddie AlvarezFormer UFC lightweight champion and ONE contender Eddie Alvarez has annoucned he is now a free agent and is looking to compete under a new promotional banner. Eddie Alvarez, a true legend of modern MMA, looks like he may well be making his way back to the U.S. ‘The Underground King’ has parted ways with […]

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Former UFC lightweight champion and ONE contender Eddie Alvarez has annoucned he is now a free agent and is looking to compete under a new promotional banner.

Eddie Alvarez, a true legend of modern MMA, looks like he may well be making his way back to the U.S. ‘The Underground King’ has parted ways with ONE Championship, having amassed a record of 1-2-1 during his time with the promotion.

Alvarez took to Twitter to announce his free agency, as well as stating that he is on the lookout for a new hunting ground to ply his trade. He posted the following:

“Confirmed, I am no longer with ONE. We parted ways amicably and I remain on good terms with the ONE team. I want to thank Chatri for the opportunity and I look forward to watching their continued success. I’m officially a free agent and Ready to Hunt. Tell me whose next? UGK.”

PFL appear to hint at interest in signing Eddie Alvarez

A fighter with the resume and caliber of skill that Eddie Alvarez possesses will no doubt have a number of suitors who will attempt to sign him in the coming weeks.

PFL have already hinted that they may be in the market for ‘The Underground King,’ posting the following meme on their Twitter account shortly after Alvarez announced he was parting ways with ONE.

PFL already have a number of former UFC fighters on their roster, especially in Alvarez’s weight class. Anthony Pettis, Stevie Ray and Olivier Aubin-Mercier have all been competing under the PFL banner for the last few years. Jeremy Stephens, Shane Burgos and Don Madge are all also signed to the promotion.

Alvarez would no doubt be an excellent addition to the PFL. The former UFC champ has put on numerous Fight of the Night performances, and has wins over the likes of Justin Gaethje, Rafael dos Anjos and the aforementioned Anthony Pettis.

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Eddie Alvarez & ONE Championship Mutually Agree To Part Ways

Former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has formally agreed to part ways with ONE Championship. The mutual separation was originally reported by South China Morning Post on Tuesday evening. This news brings a close to a four-year mar…

Former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has formally agreed to part ways with ONE Championship. The mutual separation was originally reported by South China Morning Post on Tuesday evening. This news brings a close to a four-year marriage between Alvarez and the promotion. Upon Alvarez’s signing with ONE Championship, he revealed that the…

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Eddie Alvarez Reacts To Claims Bellator Offered To Help Patricky Pitbull Beat Him In 2012

Eddie AlvarezFormer UFC lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez has described Bellator as “hood rats” following claims from Patricio Freire that the promotion had offered to help his brother, Patricky Freire, with his camp and other expenses in order to ensure he defeated Alvarez back in 2012. Alvarez, a former Bellator and UFC lightweight champion, last featured professionally […]

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Former UFC lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez has described Bellator as “hood rats” following claims from Patricio Freire that the promotion had offered to help his brother, Patricky Freire, with his camp and other expenses in order to ensure he defeated Alvarez back in 2012.

Alvarez, a former Bellator and UFC lightweight champion, last featured professionally at ONE on TNT 4 in April of this year under the Chatri Sityodtong-led, ONE Championship banner — suffering a unanimous decision defeat against Ok Rae Yoon over the course of three rounds.

The outing came as the Philadelphia native’s fourth under the organization’s banner, following an eight-fight stint with the UFC where he clinched the undisputed lightweight crown against Rafael dos Anjos back in July 2016.

Eddie Alvarez reacts to claims made that Bellator offered to help Patricky Freire beat him back in 2012

However, the aforenoted former two-weight champion, Patricio Freire spoke with MMA Fighting reporter, Guilherme Cruz, where he made claims that Bellator had offered to help his elder brother, recently minted lightweight champion, Patricky Freire with expenses and his camp to ensure he would beat Alvarez in 2012. 

Bellator called us to talk and said, ‘It’s Eddie Alvarez’s last fight and he’ll leave the organization and we’re putting (Patricky Freire) to beat him up,” Patricio Freire said. “We’ll help you. To sum it up, it was basically like, ‘We’ll put Patricky to beat up Eddie Alvarez because we know Patricky is a badass and won’t back out, and we’ll help you in your camp, whatever you need.’ Cool, (but) that didn’t happen and Patricky got knocked out.

Reacting to Freire’s comments, Alvarez explained how he did not miss that period of his life with the promotion, labeling the organization as a “hood rat“.

Crazy Pitbull (Freire) told these secretes (sic) to the public. …. If fans only knew some of the stuff that happens behind the scenes,” Alvarez tweeted.”Playing hood rat games with a hood rat, winnings (sic) not likely.

They (Bellator) didn’t know I had somebody on the inside that told (me) all their moves beforehand,” Alvarez posted. “I don’t miss this time of my life but it helped me navigate the dangerous jungle more effectively. I’m thankful this happened, it almost bankrupted me but I learned. “Understand your enemy as well as yourself and victory is inevitable.”

Meeting with Freire in a lightweight title-eliminator in 2012, Alvarez stopped the future lightweight titleholder with an opening round, high-kick knockout before stopping now-UFC lightweight contender, Michael Chandler with a split decision to lift the Bellator lightweight crown. 

[ARCHIVES] Alvarez Regrets In-Octagon Attack At UFC 205 Vs McGregor

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Many people regard UFC 205 as Conor McGregor’s finest performance. The victim? One Eddie Alvarez. The following is an article that captures Alvarez’s fresh thoughts in the immediate aftermath of the event. The story is presented…

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Many people regard UFC 205 as Conor McGregor’s finest performance. The victim? One Eddie Alvarez. The following is an article that captures Alvarez’s fresh thoughts in the immediate aftermath of the event. The story is presented in its original, unaltered form courtesy of the MMA News Archives.

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Eddie Alvarez knew he would be in for a battle against Conor McGregor Saturday night at UFC 205.

And while Alvarez was disappointed in the outcome, as he dropped the lightweight title, he was more disappointed in himself for how he fought.

“I fought a bad fight,” Alvarez said (thanks to MMAjunkie for the quotes). “The idea wasn’t to go in there and box and stand in front of him. I didn’t fight a good fight. We started throwing kicks, and the kicks were successful. I would have started throwing more. We didn’t wrestle enough.

“The idea was to go in there and wrestle. Wrestle a guy who likes to box, and I didn’t do that. Not quite sure why I didn’t do that. But I didn’t do it tonight, and I paid for it. He capitalized.”

Alvarez, who became the first-ever fighter to wear gold in the UFC and Bellator MMA when he finished Rafael dos Anjos earlier this year, believes the speed of the new two-division champion was what really bothered him the most.

“It was more speed (that got me),” Alvarez said. “I think I got dropped. The first time I was dropped, I remember being on my butt, and I was like, ‘Wow that was quick. Whatever that was, it was fast.’ I’ve been there before a lot of times in my career. I’ve been dropped. I don’t panic. I get my composure and get right back up. It was more – his speed and timing were very good.”

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