Dave Meltzer noted today that there is a major bidding war for Alberto Del Rio and the amount being offered for MMA is seven figures. Meltzer broke the news weeks ago that Bellator was interested in Alberto fighting for them. Unlike CM Punk, Alberto does have MMA fights under his belt and has a 9-5 fight record.
Bellator president Scott Coker confirmed on Monday to MMAFighting.com that negotiations are happening with Alberto. “I think that we did reach out,” Coker said. “I’m not sure where that is and by no means is it in the 11th hour, but I know there’s some dialogue going on.”
Bellator already has TNA star Bobby Lashley on their roster. CM Punk’s signing with UFC may have driven Alberto’s price up. Last week it was reported that he was offered a significant money deal to join TNA.