“My life was about to change. Everything you know is in the past now. You’re going to start a new chapter. I had that desire and that fire within me. I wanted to be the best. Whatever it takes…” Thiago ‘Pitbull’ Alves
Mike has a candid and inspirational conversation with his good friend and athlete Thiago “Pitbull” Alves about how he overcame adversity to become one of the most fearsome Muay Thai practitioners in the UFC. Whether it’s seizing opportunity, breaking the cycle of mediocrity or taking chances, there is something everyone can learn from Thiago’s story. Listen as Thiago relates the trials and triumphs of his journey beginning at 19 years old when he left everything he knew in Fortaleza, Brazil and came to the U.S. to pursue his dream of becoming a world champion fighter. Thiago talks about family, fights, coaches, weight cuts, training, injuries and what’s next for The Pitbull.