Can someone explain to us how Thiago Alves gained 30 lbs in three hours?

Mike Dolce is in the wrong business. Do you know how much money this guy could make coaching corporate branches that are in weight loss competitions? Hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars. Instead of a few fighters a year he could be peeling the fat off of entire floors of cubicle bound fatsos. I guess it’s apples and oranges though, the corporate weight loss competitors would want to keep the weight they just lost off, while Mr. Dolce is perfectly fine with his fighter clients regaining an almost superhuman amount of weight within just a few hours.

Weight cut challenged Thiago Alves came in at 170.5 on the scale for his fight tonight against Martin Kampmann at UFC on FX2. The incredible and possibly Guinness World Records worthy part of this whole tale about how much a man weighs is this: According to Mike Dolce, Thiago regained nearly thirty pounds in three hours. There is even a picture of feet on a scale and everything to prove it. Is this really possible? Apparently it is possible. Now is it wrong that I don’t care so much about the whole argument of fighters cutting insane amounts of weight thus giving themselves possible advantages and I’m more concerned with why the Guinness Book of World Records wasn’t there to document this? Are there records for weight gains? A brief search yielded only this depressing result.

Thanks to IFI for the gif.


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