Thiago Alves: “I will be a world champion”

November 9, 2011 8:00 am by bjpenn.com staff 18 Comments
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“I’m definitely a new person with a new mentality. I learn a lot throughout this camp for this fight and I’ve got the right people with me. I’ve got Mike Dolce doing my strength and conditioning as well as my nutrition and I’ve got the best coaches in the business over at American Top Team and the best training partners. It’s just a matter of time now for me to become everything that I said I was going to become. I will be a world champion; it’s just a matter of time.”

After his first round knockout victory at this past weekend’s UFC 138 event, Thiago Alves took to an interview with mmahq.com and discussed the changes he has made as an athlete.

A new diet and new mentality mixed with his team and coaches, Alves believes he has finally found his recipe to attain world domination in the UFC’s welterweight division.

Having fought and lost to champion GSP for the world title back in 2009 at UFC 100, he has failed to capture a success rate to earn him back atop the contender ladder.

Will things change going forward? Can Alves get UFC gold or is he just another in the long line of welterweight fighter’s to be road blocked by their dominant champ?

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