Late Notice Sam Alvey Says He’s Cutting More Weight Than Ever

UFC middleweight contender “Smile N” Sam Alvey decided to be the company man and step in on short notice for an injured Trevor Smith against Ramazan Emeev at this weekend UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till card from Poland. Alvey was coming off the biggest win of his career this past August in Mexico City where he defeated former UFC light heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans.

“A little awestruck,” Alvey told MMAjunkie after defeating Evans at UFC Fight Night 114. “I’d never experienced that before. But Rashad is one of those guys that, he’s fighting, I watch.”

“This was going to be that fight where people remember me forever, and I doodled a little bit,” Alvey said.

“Smile N” Sam only had a week to get himself ready which means he first needs to win the weight-cut battle. However, he says he was trying to do some cardio just in case Anderson Silva or Kelvin Gastelum fell out of their fights.

“I started running because I was anticipating Anderson Silva or Gastelum getting injured. ‘Sign me up. I’m there!’ So I was kinda training for that one, just in case.” Alvey said to MMAjunkie earlier. “We’re going to make the biggest weight cut of my life, but we’re going to do it successfully,” he insisted, explaining that when he got the call to fight at middleweight he was “north of 220” pounds.

“As soon as camp (for his last fight) is over, I’m back, I’m lifting, I’m getting swole – and I’m eating,” he part-joked.

“It was a lot of fun making weight – so far!” said Alvey of his current weight cut. “For me, it’s ‘say yes,’ and I’ll figure it out later. It’s always been the case, and my career’s been going real well so far.”