“When I fought Carlos Condit [maj 2015], that was a title eliminator,” sade Alves. “Had I won that fight, I would have gotten a title shot. And then I decided to try and drop to lightweight, which was a little bit of a drag on my career at welterweight, but at the same time, it’s re-energized my body. I lost about 10 pounds of body weight for that, so it’s made making welterweight easy and healthy.

“I’ve really only gotten myself out of the rankings twice. Once because of inactivity and the other was when I tried to drop to lightweight. I think my win over Cote was important because it showed people, ‘Hey, I didn’t go anywhere. You’re going to have to deal with me in this division.'”


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