In my view there are two ways Bellator can really fix this mess. We know a few things about this situation: 1) In Alvarez's contract it states that his next/last fight is against Chandler. He can choose to screw Bellator and ask for the fight with Chandler, and based on his contract Bellator can't do anything about it. 2) Brooks is obviously pissed about it. He went on his little Twitter rant (maybe he doesn't understand the concept of a contract?) 3) Bellator probably realizes that, although we all want to see Alvarez/Chandler 3 at some point, putting on the fight right now will make them look bad. 4) You can make the case that Chandler won his last fight with Alvarez (very close fight) and his fight with Brooks (should have been 48-47 Chandler or a 47-47 draw) 5) Alvarez is still hurt. We don't know how long he'll be out (concussions are tricky) So here's my best case fix for this situation. If Alvarez isn't ready to fight early next season, then just do Brooks-Chandler2 for the interim title and none of this matters. Let's say Alvarez is ready to fight (and let's say he wants the Chandler fight) then you have a couple of choices: 1) Strip Eddie of the belt and make Brooks the champ (since Eddie won't take the fight with Brooks). Do Chandler-Brooks2 for the title in the Fall. If Chandler wins, do A/C3 for the belt. This will be Eddie's last fight and let him walk regardless of win/loss. If Brooks wins, you can still do A/C3, just not for the belt. Again, let Eddie walk after the fight, regardless of win/loss. Or you can just skip the Chandler/Brooks fight and just do A/C3 in a non-title fight. Make it 5 rounds anyway. Have Brooks defend against Jansen. If Chandler beats Eddie, then give him a shot at the Brooks/Jansen winner. You might say just do Brooks-Chandler2 for the interim and have Eddie wait as champ. But if Eddie is ONLY going to take a fight with Chandler, you have to strip his title. Because if you do Brooks/Chandler2, and Brooks "wins" again, then you're stuck in the same situation you're in right now. OR 2) Alvarez defends against Jansen. On the same card you do Chandler-Brooks2 for the interim belt. Stipulate that this is Alvarez's last fight and he can leave after the fight. Also add in to his contract a clause (if he wants it) that if Chandler defeats Brooks, he has a one fight deal for the trilogy fight. A/C3 to unify the belts and he can leave after that fight, win or lose. If Chandler loses to Brooks, then Alvarez can leave, and just bump Brooks's interim belt up to Champion. If Jansen beats Alvarez, then his contract is fulfilled and Eddie can leave. This one is more complicated in the sense that I made a few assumptions. #1 being Eddie doesn't want to fight Brooks because he's a tough opponent. Jansen coming off a terrible knee injury and a long layoff is a much easier fight. I think it would be easier to convince him to fight Jansen than Brooks. #2 being Eddie really wants the trilogy fight with Chandler. If he doesn't sign on for the extra fight against Chandler (only goes into effect if Chandler defeats Brooks), then you're better of just doing situation 1 above. This 2nd situation is also better than just doing Eddie vs. Brooks IMO. If you can get Eddie to agree to it (let's assume he beats Jansen) then you get a big fight in Brooks/Chandler2 and you may have 2 more fights from Eddie instead of just one. vs. Jansen and A/C3 if Chandler defeats Brooks. Of course, all this is irrelevant if Eddie just fights Brooks. Which is still a possibility. Maybe you can still do the clause in his contract for A/C3, and guarantee that Chandler faces the winner of Eddie/Brooks. But I would just do Eddie vs. Brooks and let Eddie walk after, win or lose. Unless they want him back, and give him a better offer than the UFC (which is still possible) and then maybe we will get to see A/C3. If Eddie won't fight Brooks, then strip him of the title and do choice #1 above.