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Thiago Alves Is Probably Okay for Now

Now that the dust has settled on UFC 111, we can finally ask ourselves, “So is Thiago Alves dying or what?” The welterweight contender gave us quite a scare on Thursday when he was forced to pull out of his match¬†against Jon Fitch due to an “irregularity in his brain,” which was spotted by a pre-fight CAT Scan. The condition was reported as potentially career-ending, but luckily that doesn’t seem to be that case. Alves will undergo a minor outpatient surgery this Wednesday to address the issue, and hopes to make his return to the Octagon in May, if not sooner. Dana White confirmed the improved prognosis, telling TMZ, “He’ll be back…it’s all good.”

After the jump: In celebration of Alves’s eventual return, check out this video of the Pitbull at his best.

(Props: HelloJapan02)

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piratepirate- March 29, 2010 at 7:17 pm
I never trust Dana when it comes to medical talk.

and in this case it seems I can't trust Alves either,
guys who get KOed in a fight are out 90 days,
but he is going to have "minor brain surgery" and be back in 2 weeks?
AndyInflammatory- March 29, 2010 at 6:56 pm
the only good brain surgery is via twelve beers and some lounge room wrestling
ghostboner- March 29, 2010 at 3:53 pm
Not to worry, I'm sure Fitch will be his next fight. And I'm sure the result will be the same as their first fight. I would rather see Alves fight Saunders or Paulo Thiago.
for the love of mma- March 29, 2010 at 3:32 pm
that was the quot of the century!!
Smitty- March 29, 2010 at 2:13 pm
What a shame. I was lookin forward to him gettin some revenge on Fitch (even though I love that guy homo!)
Titos Head- March 29, 2010 at 2:01 pm
Just seems like two things that dont match...minor & brain surgury. Im no doctor, but im pretty sure there is nothing "minor" about having your brain worked on
Miles- March 29, 2010 at 1:46 pm
he did better than Hardy, that's for sure..
thekid- March 29, 2010 at 12:44 pm
It's probably a congenital aneurysm (a very minor one) that can be fixed by revascularizing the blood supply in that area of the brain. He probably couldn't fight with it because any insult to the brain could rip the weakened vessels and caused a haemorrhage that could have killed him!
Nealio- March 29, 2010 at 12:42 pm
@Bingo Wings
Yeah I'm bummed too. However I don't thin Jon Fitch shares our disappointment.. ;)
NateGetsIrate- March 29, 2010 at 12:33 pm
I liked the video up until the fight with GSP. What the hell was the point of showing him doing well in parts of a fight in which he was actually dominated in from beginning to end? That's called false advertising.

I do like that song though. "It's Bone and Biggie, Biggie..."
Bingo Wings- March 29, 2010 at 12:28 pm
Wow. Watching this really makes me upset he had to pull out against Fitch.
rlh61- March 29, 2010 at 12:23 pm
So it can be fixed via minor outpatient surgery, but does that mean he could have fought with it (whatever the hell 'it' is), or would the condition still keep him out until corrected?

If he still could have fought, it would have been nice to know all this a week prior to the fight rather than a day or so before. I didn't know there was a 'pre-fight CAT scan' done so close to the fight. Didn't Carwin have some issues in getting the medical paperwork in order? Is this just a NJ thing?
Viva Hate- March 29, 2010 at 12:23 pm
Glad to hear that things appear to be okay, Thiago is one of the most entertaining fighters to watch, can't wait for him to be back!
MMAINMYBLOOD- March 29, 2010 at 12:21 pm
Seriously, Im happy to hear he is ok...but does anyone believe he will beat GSP? I would love to see him fight FItch again FO' SHO'!!!