“Colby Covington, to me, is a personal matter,” Alves said to Portal do Vale Tudo(h/t Bloody Elbow). “I’m very patriotic, I love my country very much and I won’t let the things he said slide. He has his merits, he fought big names, he’s up there. I suffered a loss, so it would be arrogant for me to ask to fight him now. But I can tell you this, Colby Covington, it may take 10, 50 years, but we will meet again. When we do, it will be faster than the last time, and you know what I mean.”
Although Alves wants that fight, all signs point towards Covington fighting Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title sometime this year. The two have gone back-and-forth with each other and their rivalry is only getting bigger.
Alves, meanwhile, got back into the win column his last fight out after losing to James Krause. Before that, the Brazilian beat Sultan Aliev and Salim Touahri.