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4/6/12 3:57 PM
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Following a last-minute loss to Martin Kampmann this past month at UFC on FX 2, onetime welterweight challenger Thiago Alves has let go of a cornerman whom he said gave him bad directions during the fight.

Alves takes some responsibility for a takedown attempt that led to him getting caught in a guillotine choke moments after stinging Kampmman with a big right hand.

But he said it's not the first time he's had troubles with the member of his team, who also acts as a jiu-jitsu coach.

"I didn't know how bad [Kampmann] was hurt," Alves told MMAjunkie.com Radio. When you're fighting, you're in the zone. You just react to stuff, and my cornerman was like, 'Takedown, takedown, takedown.' I went for it and just made a mistake."

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4/6/12 4:02 PM
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 Good.

Nothing worse than having a shitty cornerman yelling retarded instructions in the heat of a fight.

Fire that dumb cunt!!
4/6/12 4:06 PM
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4/6/12 4:13 PM
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4/6/12 4:16 PM
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this is lolable
4/6/12 4:20 PM
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When has a Brazillion fighter ever got good advice from a corner {[fight harder]? Actually the advice to td is usually good to get a td at end of round to gurantee round. If a bb cant last 30 seconds on the ground with Kapmann its really more on Alvez, blaiming the corner is stupid.
4/6/12 4:21 PM
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Lol

That's weak

I didn't see a corner man run in and put a gun to your head and make you take kampmann down.

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4/6/12 4:21 PM
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Pork Sword - Another dumbass placing the blame on others. Take responsibility for your bad decisions. Phone Post
He does take responsibility but training with a coach who shouts bad ideas isn't smart either. You train months for 15 mins and train yourself to hear someone's voice during combat. He didn't say anything like not gettin the right training or not taking him serious, it had to do with who was in his corner that night. Alves made a mistake and now the guy that choked him is in a number one contender match, this sport we love is his life. Phone Post
4/6/12 4:24 PM
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Firing an employee that contributed to disasterous results isnt that radical.
4/6/12 4:33 PM
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Does mmajunkie name the coach he fired? That website never works on my iPad or iPhone
4/6/12 4:35 PM
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He's right. In the heat of the moment if all he hears from his corner is "takedown takedown takedown" he will do it. If he can't trust his cornermen to give him good advice than they shouldn't be his cornermen. 
4/6/12 4:39 PM
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jpm995 - When has a Brazillion fighter ever got good advice from a corner {[fight harder]? Actually the advice to td is usually good to get a td at end of round to gurantee round. If a bb cant last 30 seconds on the ground with Kapmann its really more on Alvez, blaiming the corner is stupid.
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4/6/12 4:44 PM
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4/6/12 4:46 PM
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4/6/12 4:58 PM
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I can't believe you guys are taking shots at Alves on this. Your corner is your corner and you need to have confindence in them as they are there for you. Of course Alves is largely at fault for his takedown, but why would you want someone in your corner who gives you the shittiest advice.

There are lots of people getting fired and laid off for horrible reasons in the U.S. this is not one of them. This is what I would think is considered justifiable.
4/6/12 5:13 PM
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Takedown wasn't that bad of an idea...

It's pretty rare for a high level fighter to get caught in a guillotine off a takedown unless hurt and shooting desperately...

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4/6/12 5:20 PM
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InYourMomaCloset -  Good.

Nothing worse than having a shitty cornerman yelling retarded instructions in the heat of a fight.

Fire that dumb cunt!!


Wow shocking , a disrespectful douche on a MMA forum.
4/6/12 5:27 PM
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 so who was it?
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InYourMomaCloset -  Good.

Nothing worse than having a shitty cornerman yelling retarded instructions in the heat of a fight.



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4/6/12 5:39 PM
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the cornerman's defense, he didn't say "go for a double and leave yourself open to the guillotine". He just said "takedown" that could have meant a single leg or get a bodylock. Maybe they knew Kampann was rocked was going to have a hard time defending a takedown and they wanted Alves to stay on top and get the safe win? It's not like Alves' coach told him to go for a leglock on Pahlares. Kampmann does have good guillotines though

That's almost like blaming your coach for telling you to throw a left hook and the guy slips the punch, counters and knocks you out.
4/6/12 5:40 PM
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That's weak

I didn't see a corner man run in and put a gun to your head and make you take kampmann down.

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 THIS.

You're a veteran and you couldn't tell how bad kampmann was hurt? Come on.

4/6/12 5:44 PM
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lollll alves had no problems when his corner told him to take him down in previous round

What a loser, blaming his loss on others.
4/6/12 5:54 PM
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Nobody read the article? He fired him for that but mostly because he bet on him. Alves wants someone he can trust in his corner who wants him to win no matter what, not a certain outcome. Phone Post

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