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Will Thiago Alves be able to make weight?

By Zach Arnold | October 22, 2008

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Not such a stupid question, given that he failed to make weight in his fight against Matt Hughes (and was totally given a pass for doing so in most media circles). He’s at 181 pounds now — can he make weight for the fight against Josh Koscheck?

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6 Responses to “Will Thiago Alves be able to make weight?”

  1. Kelvin says:

    I think he’ll make weight, Alves isn’t the male version of Gina Carano. I mean he’s only missed weight once if I’m not mistaken and the reason he provided was rational. I mean I do think it would be pretty tough to do cardio and the necessary things to cut weight with a bum ankle.

    (yes, I’m aware he was busted for diurectics in the past)

  2. 45 Huddle says:

    Josh Koscheck is walking at around the same weight. So this shouldn’t be an issue.

    With that said, if he doesn’t make weight a second time, he needs to fight at Middleweight.

  3. b.d.w. says:

    11 pounds with a few days to spare, no problem, unless he has already dropped 20 lbs since monday. lol!

  4. GassedOut says:

    He’ll make weight. 11 pounds in a few days is NOTHING to cut. You can do that in a day by dehydration and still be in good shape for the fight.

  5. mr. Roadblock says:

    he’s right where he is supposed to be 11 pounds over day before weighins. He’ll drink 2 gallons of distiller water today and wake up around 176 or so tomorrow mining then cut he final 5lbs and step on the scale.


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