Thiago Alves returns April before August fight in Brazil, warns welterweight’s he’s back

UFC welterweight contender, Thiago Alves has revealed his plan to compete at least two times in 2011, targeting a fight in April and when the promotion makes their much anticipated return to Brazil in August, as well as sending a message to the rest of the 170 pound division.

Alves, speaking via MMAWeekly.com, said:

“I already talked to Dana (White) and Joe (Silva) and I want to be back by the beginning of April. My next fight I want it to be in UFC Rio on August 27 so if they schedule that, I’ll (fight) beginning of April and then August 27.”

“This will be like a dream come true, I can’t even express myself. Being Brazilian, you kind of grew up with MMA developing and all that, and now that we’re going to have a UFC in Brazil after this whole time, it’s pretty cool. That’s why I want to fight there so badly. I’m sure everyone who is Brazilian is going to want to fight on this card.”

“I just want to fight whoever’s going to bring me closer to the belt again. It doesn’t matter who it is. Nothing changed as far as my goals, I want to be the welterweight champion. Whoever’s going to bring me closer, I’m ready for it. It doesn’t matter who it is, I’ll be ready for it. Welterweight division, watch out, I’m back.”

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