Dana White Comments on Eddie Alvarez’s UFC Future as Free Agency Begins
By FCF Staff
Eddie Alvarez completed his UFC contract on July 28th, and while Dana White says he’s interested in resigning the vet, it doesn’t sound like he’s going to break the bank to do so.
Alvarez took on Dusitn Poirier at UFC on FOX 30, in what was the final deal of his contract, and was stopped in round two. Recently White was asked to comment on the former Bellator and UFC champ’s free agent status, during an episode of the UFC’s podcast. The promotion’s president had this to say about Alvarez (quote via MMA Junkie):
“I like Eddie Alvarez. I like him personally, and I like him professionally. He’s at an age now where he needs to make some decisions for his family and for what will probably be the last contract he signs for the rest of his career. I’m in a place if Eddie wants to go somewhere else and try it, I’m cool with that. If Eddie wants to stay, I’d keep him here too.
“I told him that. I told him, ‘Listen, if you want to finish your career with me I would like that. If you want to finish your career somewhere else, I have no problem with that either, man.’ When guys get to the point where it’s the last contract they’ll ever sign, I understand.”
Alvarez, who is now 34, signed with the UFC in 2014, and proceeded to go 4-3, with 1 no contest. The rugged fighter won the lightweight title in 2016 by stopping Rafael dos Anjos, before losing it via a second round, TKO to Conor McGregor later that year.