The UFC has made it clear that they are hoping to acquire the services of former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez. After the completion of his last contractual obligation with the tournament-based organization, Dana White and crew submitted an offer to Alvarez in hopes of stealing him away.
Knowing a good thing when he sees it, Bellator president Bjorn Rebney believes that he matched the offer, which is a right he has based on the language of Alvarez's original contract. Eddie seems to disagree.
"The Silent Assassin" sees the UFC as a fine dining experience and compared Bellator's offer to McDonalds. While both organizations offered to metaphorically feed him dinner, there is no doubt that one meal will taste considerably better than the other.
Right now, Alvarez is reportedly being sued by Bellator, which strongly implies that he told Bjorn Rebney to take his Big Mac and fries somewhere else. Assuming that legal hurdles are cleared properly, the former lightweight champion should be signing a UFC contract sooner rather than later.
However, in the event that Eddie cannot get legal clearance to join the UFC, we can at least enjoy fantasizing about some of the potential matchups that await the world-ranked lightweight inside the Octagon.
With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the most fitting opponents for Alvarez on the UFC roster.