UFC 210: Thiago Alves Doesn’t “Regret” Move to 155, But Plans to Compete at 170 Moving Forward
By FCF Staff
After failing to make weight for his bout with lightweight Jim Miller last November, Thiago Alves says he won’t be attempting the cut to 155 anymore.
The veteran fighter decided to make the drop following a stoppage loss to welterweight contender Carlos Condit in 2016. But, Alves came in overweight for his bout with Miller in November, and also lost the fight via unanimous decision.
In advance of his fight this Saturday at UFC 210 with Patrick Cote, Alves recently told MMA Fighting the following, while discussing whether he’ll attempt making 155 again:
“It’s not worth it,” Alves said. “I’ll make the same money to cut 15 pounds more. But I don’t regret it because it was something I thought I could do. I tried, honestly, but I couldn’t. At least I tried with everything I had. The good side of it is that now I’m lighter than I was before, and I have less weight to cut. I can make 170 pounds in a week now.
“The UFC 205 experience changed me a lot,” he added. “I fixed everything I had to fix, removed some people that were pulling me back, and I have nothing to worry about now. My focus is to be the best now. I’m thrilled to be a father now, having fun everyday, and getting ready for this fight.”
Cote will be fighting for the first time since last June, when he was TKO’d by Donald Cerrone. UFC 210 will be hosted by Buffalo, New York.