Thiago Alves: I did my best and got caught

Former UFC Welterweight title challenger Thiago “The Pitbull” Alves looked back at his performance against Martin Kampmann in the main event of last night’s UFC on FX 2 in Sydney, Australia. Alves spoke about the dramatic ending of the fight, and the decision to go for the takedown after having Kampmann badly hurt with strikes. Alves is now 2-3 in his last five fights in the UFC.

Further Reading: Full UFC on FX 2 Results


11 Comments

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    BigAlRIz

    March 3, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Yeah, sadly I get the feeling that Alves is going to be a stepping stone. He has won 1 fight since his title shot. And he is kind of “old school” if you know what mean. He’s been around so long, what else is left for him to do?

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    Entity

    March 3, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Pure rookie mistake and Alves should have known better, it was just plain stupid.
    If your a striker and hurt a guy who has 1/2 his wins by sub, why TF are you going to take him down? Thiago should have stayed standing and finished him.

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    griffin

    March 3, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    wow what a ****ing idiot. 1 minute left, you have the guy hurt and you’re a world class striker so what do you do? go for a ****ing takedown and get subbed

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    jesse

    March 3, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    my thoughts excactly

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    DR3W

    March 3, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Ya i was like wtf are you doing go for a tko not a take down. He did it to himself which is sad.

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    David Saucier

    March 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    reminded me of Hardy vs Lytle same shit.

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    Woodstock

    March 3, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    i dont know about him being a stepping stone if he didnt go for the take down he would have at the least won 30-27 on all three cards.

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    dutch_striker

    March 4, 2012 at 12:05 am

    This was a 5 round fight. Thiago did not lose in the last seconds of the fight, he lost in the last seconds of round 3. There still would have been 2 rounds left!!!

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    Warheadchief

    March 4, 2012 at 12:58 am

    You mean, “sitle thot”.

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    MMAoracle

    March 4, 2012 at 6:31 am

    He has won two fights since his “shitle tot”, against john howard and papy abedi.

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    Mr Fight

    March 5, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    He just felt comfortable witht the takedown because in the first round he took him down and controlled him so he probably thought he could do it for the last minute of the fight to get the points. He should have kept it standing and went for the finish but it is always easy to say what you would or should do from the comfort of your home. But he is definitley not a stepping stone and with a couple wins he could possibly be in contention you just never know.

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