Alvarez is currently signed to a multi-fight contract with EliteXC.
â€œThe fight is 100 percent,â€ began Alvarez. â€œI just got a call from my manager, Monte Cox, everything is underway. Everything is approved and I will be heading over there (Japan) on the 10th to fight in the lightweight Grand Prix. Iâ€™m excited.â€
â€œMonte (Cox) talked it over with EliteXC and EliteXC was happy to work with DREAM,â€ Alvarez responded when asked if special permission was needed to compete in a tournament that could require Alvarez to fight on three separate DREAM shows. â€œIâ€™m sure they want to do business with them in the future so Iâ€™m sure they are more than happy to lend me over and let me do the fight.â€