Eddie Alvarez Says His ONE Championship Deal is Worth "Eight-Figures"

 Photo Credit: ESPN

Photo Credit: ESPN

Former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez appeared on ESPN’s Helwani Show to discuss his recent signing with ONE Championship. Alvarez told Ariel Helwani that his new deal with ONE is more of a “partnership” that’s worth a “guaranteed eight-figures”.

Alvarez (29-6-1NC) told Helwani that he hopes that other fighters take notice of what he accomplished in free agency. Even saying that it's “foolish” to not test your value in the open market as a professional MMA fighter.

“The Underground King” hopes that his new deal with ONE forces a complete re-structure of how MMA fighters are paid across-the-board. Alvarez added that he feels like the athletes in his sport are “severely underpaid” in general.

The full interview can be found below:

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