Sam Alvey is set to return to middleweight on April 10 against Zak Cummings.
Since Alvey missed weight back in 2017 against Ramazan Emeev he moved up to light heavyweight. He went 2-4-1 and has since decided to drop back down to 185-pounds. However, when he makes the return to middleweight, it will not be easy as he revealed he has to cut about 40 pounds to get there.
“I got about 40 pounds to go, but it’s OK,” Alvey told MMA Junkie. “I’m not used to it recently, but I’m used to it a lot throughout my career. I always walked around 225, and now I’ve got to work my way back down to 185 pounds. If I can lose 25 pounds, then cut the last 15, that’ll make everything pretty easy. Well, easy, quote-unquote, it’ll never be easy. But it’ll be worth it when I’m getting my hand raised.”
Although the cut will be a hard one, Sam Alvey is still looking forward to getting back in there. The fan-favorite knows he is easy to work with which is why the UFC is keeping him around despite not winning a fight since 2018 and being 0-4-1 in his last five.
“I’m the easiest guy in the world to work with because I don’t have any criteria,” Alvey said. “They ask, ‘Hey, you want to fight this guy over here?’ I say, ‘Let’s do it!’ and that has always been the case. It’s led to some bad weight cuts, it’s led to some short-notice fights, but I think that’s why they like me so much, because I’m the guy that says ‘yes,’ always.”
However, there is no question Sam Alvey’s fight against Zak Cummings is do-or-die for his UFC career. If he loses, he will be cut, but Alvey is confident middleweight is where he belongs and will get the job done to remain a UFC fighter.