This is horrible... Does anyone know how many more times he would have to fight if he stayed with Bellator before he's just free and clear to leave?
I know it's about pride and what's right, but a man has to make a living.
His contract was technically up - he owed Bellator no further fights, but this pesky 'matching clause' is what's causing trouble and will undoubtedly continue to cause trouble even if Eddie stays with Bellator. It really is just a way to lock fighters in with the company even after they've fulfilled their obligations, unless another organization offers some absurd amount of money that Bellator cannot compete with.
Personally, I think Eddie's boned. The matter doesn't even go to trial until late 2014. Factor in postponements, delays, bringing in a jury if need be, and the inevitable appeals process, and it could take years to clear this up.