Manager: Eddie Alvarez hopes to be back around May

BY Damon Martin • January 8, 2015

Eddie Alvarez's loss was Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone's gain as the most active fighter on the UFC roster was able to get a second fight already in 2015 when he stepped in to replace the former Bellator champion in a bout against Benson Henderson at next weekend's UFC Fight Night card in Boston.

Alvarez was preparing for his second fight in the UFC when it was reported that he came down with flu symptoms that forced him to withdraw from the matchup with Henderson.

The sickness caused weight loss and sickness in the Philadelphia native, which in turn caused him to be removed from the fight card next weekend.

According to Alvarez's manager, Glenn Robinson from Authentic Sports Management, the lightweight fighter is hopeful to return in the first half of 2015, but there's no definitive date for his next fight just yet.

"I hope Eddie is back around May," Robinson told FOX Sports via email.

Alvarez signed with the UFC in 2014 with much anticipation around his debut although he fell short in his first fight, losing by decision to Cerrone at UFC 178 back in September 2014.

The Blackzilian fighter will hope to get back on the horse and return to his winning ways when he gets back in action later this year.

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