Alves hires Dolce to oversee diet

by Steven Marrocco | source:

Thiago Alves (16-7 MMA, 9-4 UFC) does not want to fight at middleweight and is willing to do whatever it takes to stay at welterweight.

The fighter on Monday told ( that he's hired nutritionist Mike Dolce, a veteran of "The Ultimate Fighter 7," to assure the UFC that he never again misses weight in the 170-pound class.

Alves finds out today whether the promotion will grant his wish.

"I think (at) 185, the guys are way too big for me," Alves said.

Alves weighed in at 171.5 pounds for a co-headlining fight against Jon Fitch this past Saturday at UFC 117 – a half-pound more than the one-pound overage allowed for non-title fights. He was fined 20 percent of his purse by the California State Athletic Commission, which oversaw the event at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.">read entire article...

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BzGrappla site profile image  

8/26/10 8:22 PM by BzGrappla


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8/26/10 5:00 PM by BzGrappla

Hey mike Dolce, can you answer this for me.Is it true, that boiled chicken has less calories, and just leaves the protein or is that myth? I feel leaner and less bloat while boiling my chicken as opposed to putting it on the foreman grill. I know its not as tasty but it gets the job done.Just curious also as to why BB'ers boil their chicken near contest.thx.

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8/26/10 4:17 PM by Peckerwood

I like nutrition and eating well. I bet Mike and I would get along.

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8/26/10 3:43 PM by MMA Scraps Radio

 I don't have your info.  I emailed thru your site tho. I pumped up the idea on last show and have gotten some interesting feed back.  I want you to call in next show so we can talk about it on air.

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8/26/10 3:29 PM by strengthcoach

Hey Guys,FR - Thank you!c92 - My role is as nutritionist with some cross-over, based upon Thiago's progress and needs. I am happy to report that I have joined a world-class coaching staff for "Team Thiago" and our only goal is to make Thiago a world-champion. Most welterweights put on 15-25lbs after weighing-in. Yes, I shadow my athletes in camp and go thru the entire process myself, making me much more effective in determining their precise nutrition and restorative needs.MMMAscraps - Sorry, I havent forgotten you? I think I left your card in my hotel room. Do you have my e-mail? I'm looking forward to what we spoke about.-Mike

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8/25/10 3:04 PM by MMA Scraps Radio

 Hey Mike,  Been trying to get a hold of you since we met at the fights on Saturday. Please call me.

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8/25/10 3:00 PM by cyberc92

Mike,Are you just in charge of Thiago's nutrition program or his overall strength and conditioning as well?What type of S & C does Thiago follow? How much weight do you think he can put back on after weighing in? And lastly I heard that you also put yourself through the same process of cutting weight while helping your clients, is this true?

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8/25/10 2:57 PM by Fake Rassler

Great update. Thanks for posting, Mike!

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8/25/10 2:53 PM by strengthcoach

Hey Guys,Sorry, I've been on the road and haven't had a chance to jump on here lately.Since there has been so much attention on the situation, I just wanted to give you guys alittle insight into the situation.Thiago and his manager, Malki Kawa, called me a few hours after they landed back home in Florida, less than 48 hours after Thiago walked out of the cage against Fitch.We had a great conversation and immediately got to work.It is obvious to anyone that has ever seen him compete, that with a few small adjustments, Thiago Alves has the potential to be the #1 welterweight in the world and maintain that status for a long time.This is our goal. In the past two weeks of working with Thiago, I am blown away with his dedication and focus on realizing his potential.We are already well-ahead of schedule and we are just getting started.Be prepared to see a more muscular, more explosive, more agile, more conditioned Thiago Alves step on the UFC scale, leaner than he has ever been, with a huge smile across his face.It is a beautiful thing when science meets willing-potential!All the best,Mike

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8/12/10 11:36 PM by NarlyPersianDude

Adrenchrome is directing his view the wrong way, Thiago is no where near close enough to be a ufc 185, he'd be just about the smallest mw, even Palhares is bigger than him. I have said repeatedly what the problem, you need more weightclasses, we should not have a 170, we should have a 165 and a 175, it makes more sense. Anybody who looks at the real of what is going on gets it.And the people who say same day weigh in, are giving you huge indicators that not only are not mma fighters, they have never cut weight once in their life, you would seriously put in a bad spot these guys health if you did that. Adrenochrome may be a decent guy, but just the fact he mentions same day weigh ins shows he is the total opposite of someone who is an authority on this. Honestly.