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Thiago Alves: ‘I’m going to knock [GSP] out, so don’t blink’


In just over a week twenty five year old Thiago Alves will be in the fight of his life as he takes on Georges St.Pierre at UFC 100 in a welterweight championship match that will validate one man’s claim to being the best fighter on the planet currently competing at 170 pounds.

Seven consecutive wins in the toughest welterweight division in the world have propelled Alves to the title shot he has coming to him next Saturday evening.

His last three bouts have been a progression of impressiveness as he knocked Karo Parisyan out of contender status at UFC Fight Night 13, pulverized Matt Hughes at UFC 85, and made Josh Koscheck look terrible at UFC 90.

The string of recent success in the octagon make it no mystery as to why the phenom from the American Top Team is feeling close to invincible heading into UFC 100.

“I don’t think [GSP] has any advantage in this fight,” said the abundantly confident Alves in a recent video interview on “The only advantage he has is that he has the belt and a bigger name.”

As far as the game plan goes for the most pivotal bout in the dangerous Brazilian’s career, it’s just going to be business as usual for Alves once the cage door slams shut.

“You want to take me to the ground? I’m going to get back up and I’m going to kick your ass as soon as you make a mistake,” the feared striker explained calmly.

“When that cage closes,I’m going to shock the world,” promised Alves. “I’m going to take the best pound for pound fighter and I’m going to knock him out, so don’t blink.”

  • sigmund says:

    not a freakin chance alves. I see GSP takin thiago to school and showin him how a real champ fights

  • Guy Gaduois says:

    First things first, T . . . make weight. Haven’t done that in a while. Oh, I’m sorry, I meant to say “make weight without using anything that will get you banned.”

  • Jstew3785 says:

    I wish everyone would drop the whole weight issue with Alves

  • Jstew3785 says:

    He missed weight for the Hughes fight, but he made weight for the Koscheck fight, so I don’t know why you say he hasn’t made weight in a while.

  • PlagueAngel says:

    I loved how he knocked out Karo! Of course, Karo didn’t think he was knocked out because he is king of the world. Alves is the only guy in welterweight at this point that I see as a threat to GSP. Alves will get better in the future, so it might take a second fight. I don’t think GSP will stand with him.

  • edub says:

    Dont see it happening T.

  • ultimoshogun says:

    This is a pick em fight. However if Alves goes in there trying too hard to get a KO he’s gonna lose. He should fight smart and take whatever GSP gives him.


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