UFC On FX 2: Thiago Alves Bloats Up 30 Pounds In 3 Hours

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Updated: March 2, 2012
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Thiago Alves diet guru Mike Dolce tweets this photo of the Pitbull weighing in three hours after the official weigh-ins. Nearly thirty pounds in three hours, good luck to Martian Kampmann who will face a light heavyweight Thiago Alves in their welterweight bout at UFC on FX 2 in Sydney, Australia.

What do you think? Should the UFC step in and do something about these fighters who cut dangerous amounts of weights before fights?

5 Comments

  1. Steve

    March 2, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Weighing in the day before makes no sense. The reason we have weight classes is so that people who are the same weight can fight. I understand that there are things that make it difficult, but I am very much in the favor of fighters weighing in just before fights. It is clearly much fairer. Instead of seeing two welterweights fighting tonight, we actually saw a light heavyweight fighting a middleweight.

    • theoklahomasooner

      March 2, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      Amen brother. It's going to take someone dying before they change the rules but it's not right.

      • Ben

        March 3, 2012 at 7:23 am

        People gonna die when fighting dehydratet. And they will be, at least occasionally.
        That's a definite no-go. You could have the weight-in the same day, but as you see: It just takes some guys 3 hours to bloat up again.

        • theoklahomasooner

          March 3, 2012 at 7:52 am

          have weigh-ins the day before like always but have them weight in within 10 lbs of their scheduled weight just before entering the cage.

          • RGPS III

            March 3, 2012 at 5:50 pm

            Never work. It's like roids some athletes will always find a way to cheat.

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