Believe it or not, it’s been more than 18 months since the hard-hitting welterweight saw action in the Octagon. Fortunately, it appears he’s now on tap to return in the first quarter of 2014 after recovering from a series of injuries assuming he stays healthy (and that’s a big “if” given his recent history). Still, Alves is always entertaining to watch, and the UFC could definitely use another big name in the division. He’ll need a warm-up fight before a full return to form but potential pairings with opponents like Matt Brown, Carlos Condit, or Hector Lombard at some point next year are definitely tempting enough to get my salivary glands going. (PHOTO CREDIT: Ken Pishna-MMAWeekly)
Welcome back to the 10-Point Must! Every week I’ll give my thoughts on ten topics from the past seven days with hopes the readership will contribute their takes as well in the Comments section. This time around, subjects range from an update on Georges St-Pierre’s future to some freshly-minted match-ups to the untimely death of Shane Del Rosario.
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