Thiago Alves To Undergo Surgery, Expects Speedy Return


Thiago Alves is scheduled to undergo brain surgery to correct a abnormality that was discovered in a MRI required for his fight with Jon Fitch at UFC 111.

TMZ spoke with Alves moments ago, who told us, “I went and saw a specialist this morning who told me I need to have the minor procedure.” We’re told the procedure will be done in New York.

Alves says he expects to be sidelined from fighting for three weeks — but expects to be back in the gym in two. We asked Alves if he thought a blow to the head from his recent fight with Georges St-Pierre may have caused his condition and he told us, “I don’t think so.” [TMZ]