Eddie Alvarez Reportedly Suffered Concussion Two Weeks Ago in Training
Posted by Larry Csonka on 05.10.2014
Eddie Alvarez Reportedly Suffered Concussion Two Weeks Ago
As previously reported, Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez was injured when he suffered a concussion during training, and is out of the Bellator 120 PPV.
MMAjunkie.com states that a source has informed them that Alvarez was wrestling with a training partner two weeks ago. Alvarez was wrestling with the training partner, and a transition saw his opponent's leg strike him in the head. This is similar to the incident that put UFC lightweight T.J. Grant on the shelf for the past 10 months.
When Alvarez's injury occurred two weeks ago, he visited a local doctor, who remained optimistic that the concussion symptoms could be clear in time for Alvarez to still compete at Bellator 120. Alvarez went for a follow up visit yesterday, and it was then revealed that he would not be ready to compete next weekend. He then informed Bellator of his withdrawal from the event. Former champion Michael Chandler will now face season 9 lightweight tournament winner Will Brooks for the interim lightweight title.