Eddie Alvarez On UFC Contract Negotiations: “We’re just not there yet.”

Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has a single fight left on his contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The former title holder is facing Dustin Poirier in a highly anticipated rematch at UFC on FOX 30.

Speaking on The MMA Hour, Eddie Alvarez offered some words on how negotiations are going for a new contract.

“I think we’d get a deal done for sure. We’re just not there yet. I know with the UFC, you never know when you strike a deal. But I’m patient. I’ve learned to be patient, because in the past I’ve gotten ahead of myself and maybe left a lot of money on the table. I don’t know.”

“I think what’s fair is fair and every fighter, it’s a very individual thing, how much each fighter deserves and should get paid. I think I bring a lot of value, and when I fight I make this company a lot of money and I make a lot of fans excited. I want to be shared with a little bit more than what I’m being shared with. That’s all.”

“I don’t believe it’s significant, no. Considering how much the company makes, no. It’s peanuts — it’s a quarter. They’d be flicking me a quarter, considering what they make when I fight. What I’m asking for is not just what I feel I deserve right now.”

“In the past eight fights, I look at who I fought — co-main and main events, some of the largest cards in UFC history. With the McGregor fight, sell out crowd, selling out MSG. I’ve been involved in some pretty lucrative (fights) and I feel like I should be shared with a little more considering. It is what it is. That’s business, man. That’s just the way it goes sometimes.”

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