Former UFC welterweight Thiago Alves has discovered some success in naked knuckle boxing, however has determined to return to his origins. Though ‘Pitbull’ grew to become a champion whereas preventing below BKFC’s banner, the Brazilian was not too proud of the remedy he received from the promotion.
In an interview with Ag Fight, Thiago defined some particulars that led to his frustration with BKFC, to the purpose that now Alves is in talks with one other MMA promotion. Though he doesn’t plan to return to the UFC, Pitbull revealed to in talks with Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Eagle FC.
“The most important difficulty was how disorganized BKFC was by not giving me a date or an opponent for me to battle once more,” Alves mentioned. “June 24 is the anniversary of my final battle for them. I assumed that after turning into a champion, issues can be simpler, but it surely didn’t occur like that. So I eliminated myself from this example that was killing my love of preventing. I made a decision to show the web page and return to my roots in MMA”
“I’ve been speaking to Eagle FC,” Thiago mentioned. “We’ll have information for you fairly quickly. It’s a respectful firm, with excessive stage athletes. I used to be very effectively welcomed by them. They’re going to do some kickboxing fights with MMA gloves, too.”
Throughout his stint with BKFC, Alves scored a 2-0 report, with wins over Ulysses Diaz and Julian Lane. Again in MMA, Thiago (23-15) left the UFC on a two-fight dropping skid, with losses to Tim Means and Laureano Staropoli. The 38-year-old’s final win occurred in February 2019, when he scored a break up resolution win towards Max Griffin.