Eddie Alvarez Calls Gilbert Melendez Phony

Eddie Alvarez has become the face of Bellator for fans who are there for more than Rampage Jackson and other sideshow attractions. It’s odd, considering that Eddie Alvarez was in such a hot contract dispute with Bellator that kept him out of action for a year, but he is the face of Bellator no matter what. What’s funny is that Eddie Alvarez called out Gilbert Melendez for never intending to go to Bellator and fighting him.

You’d think that Eddie Alvarez would understand contract negotiations, right? [source]

“He didn’t want come here,” Alvarez said. “Gilbert doesn’t want to come anywhere where I’m at. Gilbert don’t ever want to sign with a company where I’m at.”

“Wherever Gilbert goes, he wants to be the top dog, which is the same reason he’s avoided me and will for years to come,” Alvarez told MMAFighting.com. “Gilbert had the opportunity in the Dream tournament, he didn’t. He had the opportunity to sign with Bellator, and go into a Bellator tournament, he didn’t. And now he had the opportunity to come to Bellator where I am. He doesn’t want to come where I am. He’s a phony. It’s a facade, it’s a mask, he says he wants to fight me, he doesn’t want to fight me.”