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Pat Curran Comments on Eddie Alvarez’s Legal Battle With Bellator

May 9, 2013 | Posted by Larry Csonka

- Bellator’s Featherweight Champion Pat Curran recently spoke about Eddie Alvarez’s legal battle with Bellator. Here are the highlights…

On Eddie Alvarez’s Legal Battle With Bellator: “I’m not really sure what’s going through his head or what he’s thinking, but I’m sure that has a huge role in what’s going on. He was already an established fighter and one of the top fighters in the world, on top of the game (when he signed with Bellator). When I first came into Bellator, I was nobody and nobody expected anything from me. So there’s a big difference.”

On Working For Bellator: “I feel like they’re a great organization to work for,” Curran said. “I started there from the beginning and where we’re at now, it’s night and day. They pretty much made me the fighter I am. I wouldn’t have gotten the exposure or the attention, and Bellator gave me that opportunity. Any negative feedback toward Bellator right now, I don’t like to hear it. Going over to Spike and being part of Viacom, Bellator is just doing great things and constantly getting better.”

What Would He Do In The Same Situation?: “I can’t put myself in (Alvarez’s) position because I’m not there yet,” he said. “Bellator gave me the opportunity to re-sign and renegotiate the contract, and we’re in the process of renewing it. I’m talking to Bjorn personally and we’re coming up with a new deal. Other fighters are in a different situation than I am and would handle it differently. But I’m happy to be with Bellator – they’re taking great care of me and I have no issue re-signing a new contract.”

On Bellator’s Jump to Spike TV: “The first season (on Spike) was a huge success, and that’s just the first season,” he said. “We also have the reality show coming out, and a lot of other things in the works. We’re on Spike, and it’s only going to get better. I don’t see how it couldn’t.”

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