by MMAWeekly.com Staff
"He’s got many things. He’s a great striker and he’s a
big guy, he’s very strong and explosive. He’s very good at neutralizing
people’s strength and be able to fight his fight, which is my strength as well."
Such is Georges St. Pierre’s assessment of Thiago Alves, the
man that he considers the biggest threat that he’s ever faced. The two will
lock horns on Saturday night at UFC 100 in Las Vegas.
"It would be foolish to think I am going to beat Thiago
Alves easy… I don’t want to look past him," said St. Pierre, refusing to
contemplate a super fight against UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva or name
other challengers to his welterweight crown.
Unlike UFC 100’s main event, a heavyweight unification bout
between champion Brock Lesnar and interim titleholder Frank Mir, St. Pierre and
Alves have been rather quiet in discussing their bout. Neither feels the need
to be overly vocal about his opponent, leaving little room for the
trash-talking build-up so common in sports these days.
"A great fighter doesn’t have to trash talk to promote
himself," said St. Pierre. "It’s a great honor for me (to fight