Should Alves retire ?

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  1. shankmcgank

    shankmcgank Yellow Belt

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    Just watched him get destroyed by Millender. It should have ended in the first round if Millender hadn't started celebrating too early.

    Alves is 4-5 since 2011, and is going to be 35 in October. In that 7 year span, he's managed 2 finishes and has been finished himself 3 times.

    I just don't see him ever contending, or being more than a mid-level gatekeeper to be fed to up-and-comers.

    Not bashing the guy, just think his best days are behind him and he will likely catch more beatings like we saw tonight. Time to retire imo.

    What do you guys think ?
     
  2. eon001

    eon001 Black Belt

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    He's in that journey man stage. He just isn't consistent enough to make a title run. He isn't even consistent enough to do the "fun fight" Cerrone thing.
     
  3. chitoortiz

    chitoortiz Silver Belt

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    Not till he rematches Spencer Fisher
     
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    if he wants to.... its not my place to tell people when to retire. its not like he's getting destroyed everytime he steps in the cage
     
  5. Adjutant

    Adjutant Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

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    he was such a specimen pre-USADA. He was a guy that worried me when he faced GSP. Boy, was I wrong
     
  6. chitoortiz

    chitoortiz Silver Belt

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    No doubt.

    His TDD at the time was amazing. Fought Koscheck 6 months earlier and Kos couldn't even come close to getting him down.

    Was supposed to force GSP to stand with him.
     
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    Adjutant Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

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    He was SOOOO much bigger than Matt Hughes. He looked 2 weight classes bigger. it was a legit mismatch
     
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  8. FinalConflict2005

    FinalConflict2005 Support RIZIN FF

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    It’s still a decent pay cheque for him. A lot of these guys don’t have backup plans.
     
  9. king of theRing

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    Man mik perry could have had a great ko added to the highlight reel if alves didnt back out of the fight cause his wife wantef to stay home and go through a hurricane
     
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    I was surprised to find out he was still fighting when be went against Cote - who I believe was Cote's retirement fight.
     

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