On Tuesday morning, Bellator Fighting Championship announced that it had reached a settlement with lightweight fighter Eddie Alvarez.
Alvarez, a member of the Blackzilians fight team in Florida, had been waging a legal battle against Bellator owners Viacom over his right to go to the UFC. Facing a long legal battle that could easily keep him out of the cage until 2015, Alvarez elected instead to come to a deal with Bellator. He'll return to their cage on November 2nd for a rematch against current Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler, who defeated Alvarez for the belt on November 29, 2011.
Today, Bleacher Report presents the first sit-down interview with Alvarez, conducted by contributor Alexandra Robinson, the daughter of Blackzilians founder Glenn Robinson.
In the interview, Alvarez explains his reasoning behind settling with Bellator and much more.
Check out the video above, and thanks to Alexandra for contributing the interview.