SPORTS Thiago Alves fights in WW div. at ~200lbs

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PURPLE DREAM
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http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=1340

05/11/08 - Alves will fight for welterweight title - at 200lbs


Thiago Alves says his next fight will be for the UFC welterweight belt, which means he will be facing either Georges St. Pierre or BJ Penn.
Alves has won his last seven fights and has been calling for a title shot for some time. After beating Josh Koscheck last week, he has been offered one.

He told Brazilian MMA magazine Tatame that the UFC gave him the option of waiting for the title fight or having another bout in the meantime.

“I have the option to wait or do another fight,” he explained. “It’s my choice, but I think I’ll wait.”

Alves says he cannot predict who will win when St. Pierre and Penn meet, but he says he is happy to fight either.

“I’ll fight both. I’ll get this belt and the next one who comes, with all respect, will fall,” he said.

In the interview, Alves also revealed what many observers have long suspected: he is nearly 200lbs when he fights.

I go with 171 pounds at the weight-ins, and then I go to the fight with 198, 199 pounds”, he revealed, adding that despite the occasional struggle to make weight, he does not want to move up to middleweight.




 

HouseLing

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Feb 9, 2002
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GSP will still throw him around. Think about the size difference between him and BJ though... :eek3:
 

The Ripper

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I think I posted this a month ago. I saw him jump on the scale when I went to att hallandale when they thought he was still going to fight diego and he jumps on the scale and I saw 200 and nearly fainted
 

Mountain Dude

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Aug 30, 2002
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Don't you have to be the exact weight or under for a title fight, so 170? Or will he just have an excuse when he only makes 171 pounds?
 

energie

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Jun 15, 2006
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you would tihnk it gives ppl unfair weight advantages.


thiago looks solid/jacked in that division
 

AK-47

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May 4, 2006
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:eek3: holy shit, he's fucking huge. I wonder how much st.pierre cuts, probably not much less than that
 

machine

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This doesn't mean he cuts 30 lbs. It means he regains 30 lbs in the 24 hour period between weigh ins and the fight.

I wonder what weight he normally walks around at.
 

teep

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i find that hard to believe...i honestly don't think you can cut 30 pounds of water without dying
 

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