Sunday, January 16, 2022

Thiago Alves vs. Jim Miller Still On For UFC 205 Despite “Pitbull” Badly Missing Weight

Although the Kelvin Gastelum vs. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone fight was pulled from tomorrow night’s UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor mega-event in New York City as a result of the former TUF Champion’s inability to come anywhere close to the 170-pound weight requirement on Friday morning, a certain “Pitbull” had better fortune.

Longtime UFC veteran and former UFC 170-pound title contender Thiago “Pitbull” Alves also badly missed weight for his scheduled UFC Lightweight debut against Jim Miller, coming up 6.6 pounds short of the required 155 (with one pound allowance) weight-limit, as he tipped the scales at 162.6 pounds this morning. However, the Alves-Miller fight is apparently still a “go” for tomorrow night’s big event.

Alves’ nutritionist, Mike Dolce, issued the following statement to MMAFighting.com via Ariel Helwani regarding the fact that Alves badly missed weight for his scheduled debut fight in the new division:

“Sad to see Thiago suffer like this. Unfortunately, he and his camp chose to take a huge risk and not follow the proven system my team of licensed professionals set up early in his camp. They decided to use an alternate process, not validated through modern science. The Dolce Diet has never had an athlete miss weight. In six years with Thiago, he has always made weight and performed at an elite level. We look forward to seeing him learn from this and continue his world-class career.”

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor takes place on Saturday, November 12th from the world-famous Madison Square Garden arena in New York City.

Join us here at MMANews.com on 11/12 for live round-by-round results coverage of the entire UFC 205 pay-per-view.

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