It looks like GSP and Thiago Alves had such a good time at that pool party that they’re becoming BFFs:
“If you put Thiago Alves and BJ Penn in a fight, I would bet all my money on Thiago Alves. No doubt about it,” St. Pierre said, before adding, “Thiago Alves is a gentleman. He’s not somebody who would trash talk to promote himself. He’s a very respectful guy.”
On the same call, Alves showed that he is, indeed, a respectful guy, saying of St. Pierre, “I have a lot of respect for the champion and I’m ready 100 percent for whatever he throws at me.”
Truth be told, I’m kinda glad we finally have a fight where both guys have a lot of respect for eachother. No one likes a nice shit-slinging more than I do, but when every fight has a coating of meathead animosity it gets kinda tired.