Monday afternoon it came out that former Bellator Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is now involved in a lawsuit with the promotion. Both he and Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney have spoken about the issues they're facing today. Several fighters have followed up with their thoughts on the situations.
First, UFC Lightweight champion Ben Henderson isn't thrilled about being paid less than a newly signed fighter:
Eddie Alvarez being sued by a million dollar company makes me sick ! Someone needs to be held responsible for infringing on others !— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunsonMMA) January 7, 2013
Tyson Nam, who's just getting past his own legal altercation with Bellator, offers his support as well as a helping hand from his attorney.
Hang in there @ealvarezfight Hoping for the best in the end!— Tyson Nam (@TysonNam) January 8, 2013
@ealvarezfight I will have an email out to your counsel tonight. It's a similar issue.Stay strong. It's a stressful time. It will pass.— Andrew Vecere (@AndrewVecere) January 8, 2013