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Thiago Alves Is Very Confident

Thiago AlvesThiago Alves has known since his win over Josh Koscheck that he is the number one contender in the UFC Welterweight division. Now that GSP has defended his title, the match-up is set. While many critics aren’t giving Alves much of a chance against St. Pierre, this hasn’t shaken the confidence of ‘The Pitbull’:

“It’ll be a great fight. I’m very excited, I can’t wait… It’s going to be great,” he told Tatame writer Cristiane Ripari…I knew he would win, but not this way. He’s much bigger than the BJ, a better athlete, and the sport today, at that level, you have to be the best athlete…I’ll go there to knock him out.”

While I tend to agree that Alves poses a threat to St. Pierre, I think he may simply be outclassed in this match-up. And with some already labeling GSP as the greatest fighter of all time, he won’t be the last to face such a seemingly uphill battle.

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