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Alves is out with medical issues. This doesn't sound good.

http://www.tmz.com/2010/03/25/brain...ull-alves-ufc-111-jon-finch-george-st-pierre/


UFC's Thiago "Pitbull" Alves will not fight at Saturday's UFC 111, because a CAT Scan shows an irregularity in his brain ... TMZ has learned.

Thiago was scheduled to rumble with Jon Fitch on Saturday -- but a pre-fight CAT Scan revealed an irregularity -- a source close to 26-year-old Pitbull tells TMZ the irregularity involves an artery in the brain.

UFC honcho Dana White tells TMZ he will fly Pitbull to a specialist for further evaluation. White says, "If it's true, it can be career-ending."

No one will replace Pitbull on Saturday. The headliner is Georges St- Pierre -- ironically, the fighter who solidly beat Thiago in his last fight last July.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/03/25/brain...111-jon-finch-george-st-pierre/#ixzz0jCJLHKdD
 

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Oh bollocks.

Please dont be true. Lets hope it's tabloid rubbish. I cant find another report as yet. Please, Nooooooooo....
 

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Man, if this is true it really sucks. Fitch-Alves was going to be one of the most exciting fights on the card, hopefully it's not true.
 

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Ive had a bit of a hunt around and can find no confirmation. Why would a cheesy site like TMZ get the exclusive on a story like this? Thier last UFC article was posted in November 2009. Not exactly finger to the pulse, is it?

We'll see soon enough. I dont believe it.

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Shit. Shit. Shit. Shit. O... Shit.
 

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Man, hope it's not something serious and doesn't end his career. Be interesting to see who they get to step up and fight. Matt Serra? or if they want to make a huge fight, get Charlie Z in ;) Seriously worrying for Alves though, really hope he gets through it.
 

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aw, ****! :(
 

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Forget the fight not happening... I hope everything is ok with Alves and that he doesn't sustain any long term damage.
 

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It looks like it has been confirmed by Dana.

Awww man. This is rubbish on all levels. Alves was just developing into a monster. I'm going to go ahead and assume Dana is dribbling his usual "career ending" line to generate hype.

Spare a thought for Fitch. What an absolute downer for him. 2 days before. O man. This sucks.
 

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I think the biggest surprise for me is that there is no replacement for him. I was REALLY excited to see these two fight. I think they've both come a long way since their last fight and this one would've been epic.

Now, that being said, I would STILL love to see Fitch fight. He's not my favorite fighter, but I do think he still has A TON of potential. Especially if Thiago might have his career ended, why would you NOT put in a replacment? It's not like you're gonna wait 'till Alves is better for the rematch.

Also, who would you like to see as the replacment? Personally, I would LOVE to see Fitch fight either Swick or Kos. I do LOVE ATT, and love the commraderie, but they are going to have to fight eventually, and I see this as the perfect opportunity. Prove that you're a game camp by being willing to fight each other, and prove that you're at the top of the heap by putting on a GREAT show and taking Fight of the Night.
 

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Hmmmm Has the UFC said anything or Dana on his Twitter????? Silence in this case is not good
 

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:(

Damn. That sounds scary, that sucks he isn't going to fight fitch. But imagine if he would have had an aneurysm mid-fight and just died in the octagon. Truly a bad thing but I'm glad they caught it.
 

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@UFC on Twitter:

It's true, guys, Alves/Fitch rematch isn't happening Sat http://bit.ly/dcBV3w Camoes/Pellegrino now on PPV
 
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