Those concerned that Thiago Alves could miss weight for his UFC 100 co-headliner against welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre will be relieved to learn that Alves’ weight cut for the bout is ahead of schedule.
“Usually I get here (at) 188, 189, and I’m amazed with myself. 183, I’m like whoa. Everybody from the UFC was like, wow, I can’t believe it,” Alves told MMA Weekly.
Unlike his previous bouts at 170-pounds in which he had a one pound allowance to make weight, Alves, who previously missed weight for the UFC 85 main event against Matt Hughes and tested positive for weight-cutting diuretics in late-2006, will have to be exactly on the mark for the Saturday title fight.
The concerns haven’t affected Alves, however, who promises a war and is confident he’ll knock GSP out.
“It’s gonna be a war. Georges St. Pierre, he’s the champion, but I’m going to knock him out. It’s my time,” Alves concluded.