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"I was expecting that [to have my weight cut doubted]. Once you miss weight, it's the first thing everyone talks about. The weight cut has been easy. It's one of the easiest times it's ever been. I just didn't want to go to the workout and miss a day of working on it, because I wanted to make sure everything was under control and where it should be so I can make it easy on myself. I asked the UFC if I could skip the workout and do some real training, and they let me go. They had so many fighters already, so it was fine. It is annoying, but it's part of the job. You get used to dealing with it. You just have to look at the big picture. It's a stepping-stone to get where you want to get. I have no complaints. Obviously, I wish I could be home eating a big meal, but that's not the case. You got to do what you got to do."
Thiago Alves reassures fight fans that he's not experiencing issues with his weight cut for UFC 117. Ever since coming in way over the limit at UFC 85 against Matt Hughes, "Pitbull" has come under scrutiny for having weight cutting issues. To add to the speculation of him having trouble getting down to 171 pounds for his Aug. 7 fight against Jon Fitch, the Brazilian skipped Wednesday's open workout to focus on shedding some extra pounds. Apparently though, Thiago has had no trouble whatsoever this time around. In fact, he claims that this has been one of the easiest cuts of his career. You buying that? Anybody a bit worried for Alves as the weigh ins quickly approach?