It appears as though Eddie Alvarez will be fighting in a courtroom, rather than a cage for the short term future, as the fighter has announced via Twitter that he’s heading to trial with his former employer Bellator. The lightweight is currently at legal odds with the promotion, regarding whether Bellator has matched a recent contract offer from the UFC, which Alvarez and his camp reportedly preferred. As a result, things are less than “amicable” between Alvarez and his former employers right about now.

Case in point, Alvarez stated on Twitter that “We will be going to Trial And there will be NO settlement I want to see this thing through and Let the truth come out in the End.”

The 29 year-old fighter also said that he and his family are planning to relocate to Boca Raton, Florida, as Alvarez has been training recently at the Jaco Hybrid Training Center with the Blackzilians team. Alvarez also revealed that he recently sold an investment property and made some cash from it, which would likely make another post he made about exploring Miami’s “unsanctioned” fight scene a joke…

The ongoing legal battle means that unfortunately MMA will be without the services of Alvarez for the time being, who already hasn’t fought since last October, when he quickly stopped Patricky Freire.

The only man to defeat Alvarez (24-3) in his last ten fights is current Bellator lightweight champ Michael Chandler.


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