UFC 138: Thiago Alves Working Through Tough Times (video)

Thiago Alves has been through much in his life. In his professional life, a lot of his strife has centered around making, or not making, weight for his fights. He initially missed weight for his UFC 138 bout with Papy Abedi, but that didn’t stop him from showing up ready to go. He gave Abedi a rude welcome to the Octagon, finishing with a rear naked choke in the first round.

“I will never miss weight again,” Alves declared at the post-fight press conference, later adding, “I’ve been through some tough spots, but this just life, the way it happens.”

Following his win at UFC 138, the Brazilian spoke about his victory over Octagon newcomer Papy Abedi and his troubles making weight...