Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight No. 1 contender, Thiago Alves, missed weight for his lightweight debut against Jim Miller at the UFC 205 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which took place earlier this month (Nov. 12, 2016) inside Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The result was a mandatory time out.
Per source, Thiago Alves was also suspended three months for missing weight by NYSAC. If you miss weight in NY, it's automatic suspension.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) November 22, 2016
He’ll be joined on the sidelines by
welterweight middleweight Kelvin Gastelum, who got tagged six months for no-showing the “Big Apple” weigh ins.
"It’s normal for the New York boxing commission to do that," Alves told MMA Fighting. “But I’ll be back in March at 155 pounds. The food poisoning a week before the fight fucked me. My weight wouldn’t go down. But I’m feeling better, and we’ll go to 155 again."
Alves (21-11), who was fined 20 percent of his fight purse for the infraction (which certainly wasn’t his first), went on to lose a unanimous decision to Miller on the UFC 205 “Prelims” card.