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Dana White Understands if Eddie Alvarez Signs Somewhere Other Than the UFC

August 7, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Dana White spoke on UFC Unfiltered about Eddie Alvarez’s UFC future, the possibility of him going elsewhere and more. Highlights are below, per MMAjunkie:

On Alvarez’s UFC future: “I like Eddie Alvarez. I like him personally, and I like him professionally. He’s at an age now where he needs to make some decisions for his family and for what will probably be the last contract he signs for the rest of his career. I’m in a place if Eddie wants to go somewhere else and try it, I’m cool with that. If Eddie wants to stay, I’d keep him here too. I told him that. I told him, ‘Listen, if you want to finish your career with me I would like that. If you want to finish your career somewhere else, I have no problem with that either, man.’ When guys get to the point where it’s the last contract they’ll ever sign, I understand.”

On the possibility of Alvarez signing elsewhere: “At the end of the day, what we’re looking for here are young guys that want to be world champions. Young guys that know they can be a world champion in the UFC. Or girls that know they can be a world champion in the UFC. If you feel that you can’t be and you feel there’s a better decision you can make at this point in your career for the last contract you’ll ever sign, I absolutely understand that.”