Talking trash, asking for big fights, and being an undefeated prospect can quickly turn you into a rising star in the UFC. Warlley Alves has a perfect record, 4-0 in the UFC and 10-0 overall, but refuses to talk his way up.
Alves, the winner of the third edition of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, has submitted three of the four opponents he’s faced so far inside the Octagon. The X-Gym prospect realizes that being more vocal can bring benefits to his career, but chooses to impress only when he’s locked inside the Octagon with another welterweight.
“Money is good, if that’s what you’re asking, but my mother raised me a man, not a whore,” Alves told MMAFighting.com during a recent media scrum in Rio de Janeiro. “I won’t sell myself. I am who I am, I am who you see. That’s my way of living.
“Money is good and I want it, I want to make what those guys make, like three or four million. That’s cool, but I’m not here for the money but to fight hard and show I’m the best. I want money, of course I do. I want to have something for the three kids I plan on having one day. I want a lot of money, but it’s not the most important to me.”
After winning the TUF: Brazil 3 season in 2014, Alves predicted he would be fighting for the UFC welterweight championship in “five or six years”. Almost two years have passed since his first interview as a TUF winner, and he still maintains he’s not in a hurry.
“My division is the toughest one, and it would be unfair to try to talk my way up,” he said. “I’m not a trash talker. My lifestyle is different than these other guys’. I want to work. When ….View full article
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