Welterweight Thiago Alves suffered many consequences when he decided to stay home and face the storm during Hurricane Irma.
Brazilian welterweight Thiago Alves had to endure many consequences after deciding to not leave his home in Coconut Creek, Florida, when Hurricane Irma was approaching. Not only he was unable to get a flight for his UFC Pittsburgh fight against Mike Perry due to closed airports, which led to the cancellation of the bout, he also had to live at the gym with his family.
Before the storm, Alves posted a picture on Instagram, where he was securing his windows to prepare for Irma.
Just another day in the Pitbull life! #hurracaineirma #weready #staysafeoutthere
“His house was out of power, so he had to move to the gym with his family. It was some tough times,” Marcos Parrumpinha, Alves’ coach, told Portal do Vale Tudo. “He had a Bulldog that ended up dying because he couldn’t breathe due to the air conditioner. He tried to fly to Pittsburgh on Tuesday, but all flights were cancelled.”
In his latest outing, Thiago Alves defeated Patrick Cote by unanimous decision at UFC 210 back in April. The win snapped a two-fight losing skid, with losses to Carlos Condit and Jim Miller. Perry is now set to fight Alex Reyes in the UFC Pittsburgh co-main event.