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Eddie Alvarez Apologizes For Calling Interim Title, “Sh***y Belt”


On Saturday, Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez had to bow out of his fight at Bellator 120 this Saturday against Michael Chandler. Alvarez suffered a concussion in training and the company announced on a conference call later that day, Chandler would stay on the card and fight Will Brooks in an interim title fight and the winner would fight Alvarez.

The champion wasn’t in a good mood when that title fight was announced in an interview with MMAJunkie.com.

“Not entirely excited that it’s an interim title, but business is business, and they’ve got to do what they’ve got to do,” Alaverez told MMAJunkie. “Whatever. Good luck to both of them guys. I’ll be pulling for Michael Chandler to win.

“I’ve never seen a champion not be able to fight one fight, and then they put on an interim title. That’s got to be the first time I’ve ever seen that. A fight’s a fight. I don’t get why we have to put a belt in there. I think we should get rid of the belts altogether, to be honest with you. But a fight’s a fight. For money, for a belt, whatever you’ve got to do.”

Then in an interview with MMAFighting.com, Alvarez took it one step further and stated that Chandler “has to fight for a sh***y belt that adds up to nothing.”

Alvarez released a few statements on his Twitter earlier today apologizing for the remarks he made.

I apologize @BellatorMMA about my comments yesterday about the intermbelt , U guys been supportive thru out , my reaction was out of line

— Edward Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) May 13, 2014

I already feel angry about this situation and Mikes comment made me say something I shouldn't have @BellatorMMA Good luck to both guys Sat.

— Edward Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) May 13, 2014

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About Steve Muehlhausen

Steve Muehlhausen
Steven was a featured UFC columnist for Bleacher Report and a writer for MMASucka.com. He was also the host of the MMA show "The Fight Club Chicago" which aired for three years at various websites. You can email Steve at stevemuehlhausen@yahoo.com.

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