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Sam Alvey Doesn’t Mind Switching Up Weight Classes To Fight Often

February 21, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Sam Alvey

Sam Alvey spoke with MMAjunkie before his fight with Marcin Prachnio at UFC on FOX 28. Highlights are below:

On fighting at light heavyweight: “I got to eat a little bit more – still very healthy – but I got to eat a little more, and I love eating. So this fight week’s been great, the camp has been wonderful, and I’ve had a lot of time to prepare for this. This is the first full camp I’ve had in over a year.”

On moving up in order to get a fight: “I talked to the UFC and said, ‘Hey, I’m looking to fight. My shoulder’s healed up, my ankle’s healed up, my everything’s healed up. Everything feels great. When can I fight?’ And they kind of said, ‘I don’t think we’ll have anything till about April.’ So (I said), ‘I’m going to stay ready, and if you have anything at 205, I’m willing to stay at 205, too.’ They called the next day and said, ‘Hey, you wanna fight at 205? We’re calling your bluff.’ I said ‘Yeah, let’s do it.’ I’ve always been a big middleweight, (and) I’m a middle-of-the-road-(sized) light heavyweight. So far, I’ve been loving it. I feel really good.”

On his being willing to fight at any weight: “My career is modeled after ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone – I’ll go up, I’ll go down. If they need me at heavyweight, anyone but Francis (Ngannou), I’m game. If they offer a fight, I’m going to take it. 205 has been wonderful, ’85 has been wonderful, too. I’ll dance back and forth if the UFC will let me do it.”

On trying to finish the fight: “At this level, most important is I have to win. But I haven’t finished anyone in three or four fights, and this is the longest stretch of my career. I can’t stand it. My skin crawls. I beat Rashad Evans and I was so mad at myself because I didn’t finish him. It’s not like me – I’m a finisher. I’ve always been a finisher. I come out with the intent to finish. If I win this fight and do not finish him, I’m going to be really upset at myself.”

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