Bellator Lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez wants everyone to know he didn't mean it when he said the interim title that Michael Chandler will be fighting a very dangerous Will Brooks for is not a "meaningless sh**ty belt" despite the fact that that's just what Alvarez called it on the MMA Hour on Monday.
Alvarez took a little time to think about things -- maybe the concussion that forced him to cancel his scheduled rubber match with Chandler fogged his thinking -- and tweeted a clarification.
I apologize @BellatorMMA about my comments yesterday about the interm belt , U guys been supportive thru out , my reaction was out of line— Edward Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) May 13, 2014
Note that Eddie, or Edward as he prefers to be known when he's tweeting, didn't apologize to Chandler, just the organization.
Chandler will be facing Will Brooks on Bellator's inaugural pay-per-view card, Bellator 120, which will now be headlined by Rampage Jackson vs. King Mo Lawal rather than Alvarez vs. Chandler.