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01-09-2013, 08:55 PM
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From Steven Marrocco (@MMAJunkieSteven):

Update forthcoming to story on Eddie Alvarez's contract: UFC contract reads that it INTENDS to give him title shot and offers PPV points.
Key difference is it's not guaranteed, which means Bellator didn't have to match it. Believe me: language important on this stuff.
UFC gets an out by saying "we intend" as opposed to "we guarantee," and that's key to Bellator's argument that Eddie is getting same deal.
I guess technically Bellator is right here and they might win this in court but that must suck for Alvarez because it's not the same deal. He's still going to make good money but he's also going to miss out on a lot of PPV money, fight night bonuses, and other bonuses the UFC likes to give out.

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