mano a mano combat

hand to hand combat styles and information

Elias On May - 3 - 2013

(Well, it’s safe to assume that Alvarez’s new training camp is off to a rough start.)

Lightweight Eddie Alvarez was a busy man on Twitter yesterday. Last October, Alvarez completed his final contracted fight for the Bellator organization and became a limited free agent. Emphasis on limited.

Almost immediately after said fight, the UFC made Alvarez an offer, one that Bellator had the right to match if they hoped to keep Alvarez. Since that time, Alvarez and Bellator have been locked in a battle over what the term “matched” truly means. While Bellator believes that they matched the UFC’s offer and therefore still have rights to Alvarez, their former lightweight champion disagrees. The two parties soon sued one another. Somehow, I just know that this is all Obama’s fault.

In January, a federal judge denied Alvarez’s petition to be freed from Bellator, but in April, the same judge also denied Bellator’s petition that part of Alvarez’s suit against them be dropped (Ed note: Are we having fun yet?). Though there were rumors that the two parties would eventually reach an agreement, Alvarez’s Twitter account said otherwise yesterday.

“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 fighter tweeted.

Alvarez also tweeted that he had been “F_ed” by Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney and that he had moved his family to Florida where, “Miami has unsanctioned fights somewhere for cash” that he might have to take part in to “stay sharp.” Not that we’d ever endorse that sort of thing, but publicly announcing your intention to participate in some unsanctioned bad-assery on one sentence and then discussing your intention to use the legal system in another is pretty freaking cool.

We may be biased, however, since we just think it’s time top guys like Alvarez and Michael Chandler got to show what they can do in the UFC, especially after seeing how good the Strikeforce lightweights really are *cough* MelendezHealy *cough*.

Who knows how this whole saga will unfold, but visions of Alvarez training hard in the Jaco gym to prepare for Florida street fights are already dancing in my head. Never Back Down 3: Taking it to the Streets. Again. Based on a True(ish) Story, anyone?

- Elias Cepeda

Categories: Bellator, Featured, MMA, UFC

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Featured Posts


UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis

So here we go once again fans – it’s another UFC fight! And you know that means here on Mano A Mano Combat, it’s The Editor vs. The Writer once again.  Who will reign victorious this time?  Only time will tell.  So let’s get down to business the Main Card is listed below. Main Card:  […]


UFC: Condit vs. Kampmann 2

  So here we go it’s the Editor vs. the Writer for UFC Fight Night Condit vs. Kampmann 2.  This I’m sure is going to be a close fight at least on paper but let’s see who pulls it out.  The main card is listed below.   Main Card: Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann Donald […]


Newly Signed Welterweights Ian Stephens and Ryan Thomas to fight at XFC 25

PRESS RELEASE: From XFC, Xtreme Fighting Championship On September 6, 2013, two of Xtreme Fighting Championship’s newest fighters will face off LIVE on AXS TV, when undefeated Ian Stephens, and MMA veteran Ryan “The Tank Engine” Thomas, meet at XFC 25: Boiling Point. The Welterweight match up will take place at the Albuquerque Convention Center, […]


TUFF-’N-UFF Summer youth camp dedicated to local public servants

PRESS RELEASE: Las Vegas, NV July 24, 2013 – With the recent Carpenter 1 fire, PB & J Leadership Camp will be dedicating its annual summer program at Lee Canyon to the local public servants who, through their dedication and commitment, made this camp a possibility. This will also give the opportunity for the community […]

“There’s No Points on the Street”: Royce Gracie Talks BJJ, Exit From Fighting + More [VIDEO]


In this chat with reporter Elias Cepeda at the Metamoris 2 pro jiu-jitsu invitational, UFC godfather Royce Gracie gives us his thoughts on modern BJJ — he prefers the old-school basics, big surprise — and tells us how he’s been spending his days now that his MMA life is officially behind him. And believe us, it’s behind him:

“You gotta know when to stop. It’s not an easy business to be in. I’m just teaching and enjoying life [now]. I’m 46 years old, been there, done that, fought everybody. There’s always gonna be a new guy that [says] ‘Hey, can we fight?’ Nahhh. Been there, done that.”

Follow Royce on Twitter @RealRoyce, and subscribe to our channel for more good stuff.

Previously — Backstage Interview: Renato Laranja, The Unofficial Rabbi of Metamoris 2 [VIDEO]

Backstage Interview: Renato Laranja, The Unofficial Rabbi of Metamoris 2 [VIDEO]


While attending the Metamoris 2 pro jiu-jitsu invitational in Los Angeles on Sunday, CagePotato reporter Elias Cepeda had a backstage run-in with 27-time BJJ World Champion Renato Laranja, who gave his thoughts — if you can call them that — about Rickson Gracie, “poonchang,” Eddie Bravo’s facial hair, somebody named Señor Aoki, and how Andre Galvao vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. looked like two guys fighting for the covers in bed. It’s a moral victory for Elias, just for surviving to the end.

Stay tuned for more of Elias’s Metamoris 2 interviews, and subscribe to CagePotato on YouTube for all of our latest vids.

Search my site

Powered by 

Twitter Updates

No public Twitter messages.

    MMA Products

    Partners Web Hosting

    MMA Warlike Blog
    Please visit this great MMA Blog! It offers a lot of MMA-related information, articles and links.

    Custom-embroidered logo shirts and apparel by Queensboro