Fighters Only has an update on Thiago Alves and it looks like he has taken his camp’s advice and will sit on the sidelines till spring to take on the winner of BJ Penn vs GSP. I’m a little down about that, but business is business and Junior Dos Santos proved that even ‘safe’ fights against nobodies can go horribly awry.
Here’s an extra interesting factoid for ya:
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.
For those of you who flunked out of elementary school, that’s 30 FUCKING POUNDS he’s dropping. Knowing that, I’m kinda worried about waking up one morning to headlines reading “IMPLODING KIDNEYS KILL THIAGO ALVES”.