Eddie Alvarez recently revealed that he has parted ways with ONE Championship after spending the last three years with the promotion. During that span, “The Underground King” only fought four times, racking up a 1-2-1 record.
But the longtime veteran’s desire to compete in the United States was the main reason he wanted to leave ONE – which hosts its events overseas – and says whoever he signs with will be the last company he stands for. will beat.
“I’m more than likely going to sign my last contract, and I just want to fight here in the States,” Alvarez revealed on The MMA Hour (via MMA Fighting). “I really want and need to fight in the United States to finish my career here.”
After a messy split with Bellator MMA – which at the time was run by Bjorn Rebney – Alvarez signed a deal with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2014 and won the 155-pound title two years later before losing it to Conor McGregor in his first defense.
But despite leaving both organizations, Alvarez says he’s open to returning to either promotion.
“Yes [I would return to the UFC]. Yeah [I would go back to Bellator]. My messy divorce was with Bjorn Rebney, it wasn’t with Scott Coker. I was freed by Scott Coker. My problem was never with Bellator the name – I had a run-in with the president and that president was fired,” he said.
“But as long as there are big fights and big names involved in this business, I will more than likely say yes and keep my options open.”
Of course, there’s always the Professional Fighters League (PFL), which has locked in several big-name UFC athletes with its attractive million-dollar season format. Either way, there are multiple options for Alvarez, and now we’re waiting for pins and needles to see who he ends up with.
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