“This Pitbull of December 11th will be the best ever. I’ve never been feeling so good, I’m more mature and professional. Everything happens for a reason and God knows how much I want to be the champion. God knows how hard I work to make it. The losses I had happened because I didn’t deserve to win for I didn’t do the correct work to get where I wish (the belt). But I learned and fixed all I had to enhance here at ATT. Now it’s time to stop speaking, get there and show my job. Everything happens for a reason and God knows how much I want to be the champion. God knows how hard I work to make it”.
Former number one welterweight contender Thiago Alves -- who now appears to have God in his corner -- looks to recover from two consecutive losses when he battles John Howard at UFC 124. The American Top Team prospect chalks up the back-to-back defeats as learning experiences and promises he will get back to his winning inside the Octagon on Dec. 11 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Keep in mind, however, Alves has not been fighting cream puffs -- he lost to division champion Georges St. Pierre and former number one contender Jon Fich. Certainly no shame in that. But he recognizes he made mistakes preparing for them and vows to have made the necessary corrections just in time for Christmas ... almost. Is this just typical talk or do you expect to see the best "Pitbull" in just a few weeks?