Warlley Alves to drop down to welterweight, says he is ‘too skinny’ for 185lb

Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Warlley Alves confirmed at the post-fight press conference that he would be dropping down to 170lb for his next fight in the octagon.

Warlley Alves may have won The Ultimate Fighter at middleweight, but he made it clear that he has no intentions of staying in that division.

The undefeated Brazilian produced a fantastic performance on Saturday night to defeat Marcio Alexandre Jr. with a third round guillotine choke. It was an impressive performance from the start, as Alves lived up to his hype as the show's biggest talent.

Following his first win in the UFC, Alves revealed that he has no intention of remaining in the middleweight division.

"These guys are too big. I'm too skinny, so I'll stay in my division," Alves said in the post-fight press conference. "I will move down and who knows, maybe I'll be able to fight for the title in five or six years."

While Alves does not see himself fighting for a title anytime soon, he does believe that he has developed the necessary skill set to succeed against the well-rounded competitors in the division.

"I'm part of a great team. I'm a black belt in kickboxing, but I train MMA and I have to be ready for every fight. The guys at 170 are well-rounded, they have good striking and wrestling, so I have to be prepared for every situation."

The Brazilian also vowed to help his country regain some of the UFC titles they had recently lost.

"Brazil had five UFC titles and has only one now, so we have to take them back."

Transcription take from MMAFighting.com.

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