Alves to get 170-pound title shot
Reeling off seven-straight victories in the Octagon is impressive no matter who the opposition is. But to have the three most recent wins on that resume being against top 10 fighters
When asked if St. Pierre would face
White later clarified that Alves will get the shot, not only if St. Pierre wins, but even if it is Penn that wins the UFC 94 mega-fight. "He's next in line for a title shot. If GSP beats B.J. Penn, then (Alves) fights GSP. If B.J. Penn wins, then he fights B.J. And then he'd have to defend that title for a while before I let him move up and try to fight Anderson."
For those salivating over the thought of St. Pierre vs. Silva, you'll have to hold on a little longer, but it looks like the wait is just about over for Thiago Alves.
The same may not be said for
After Florian defeated
But if Penn is successful in moving up and wresting away St. Pierre's welterweight strap, it looks like Florian may have to make the tough choice on whether to keep the bench warm a little longer and in waiting for Penn or risk his position on the title contention ladder by facing another top fighter in the lightweight division.