Thiago Alves and Mike Dolce shocked by Alves missing weight on first tryPosted on November 4, 2011, 10:05 PM by Trent Reinsmith
When Thiago Alves stepped onto the scale on Friday for his UFC 138 weigh-in the scale read 172 after he dropped his shorts, one pound over the allowable limit for his welterweight bout against Papy Abedi. For those tracking the weigh-ins via the internet, the news was somewhat shocking considering that Alves had missed weight in two of his last six fights and was riding a record of 1-3 in his last four fights.
No one was more surprised by Alves missing weight on his first try than Mike Dolce, of The Dolce Diet fame, who was working with Alves for the fight, “We had four different scales. Every scale had him between 69 [pounds] and 71 [pounds]. We were happy. It was an easy weight cut, he felt fine, high energy, bouncing around. We got to the weigh-ins and he was 72.3 [pounds] with his shorts on. He took off his shorts and he was 72 [pounds] on the dot. We were shocked, but hey, no problem. We walked off the scale, we went backstage, there was a sauna there, he sat in the sauna for a few minutes, then he took a pee, then we went back out and made 171 [pounds]. It was literally that simple." – for more see MMAFighting.com
Further Reading: LowKick.com UFC 138: Leben vs. Munoz Staff Predictions
Photo: Thiago Alves during his fight against Georges St-Pierre during UFC 100 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Francis Specker