I was very impressed by the performance of Thiago Alves he showed everybody why he belongs in the top fighters in the welterweight division. Of course, it's up to the UFC, but I think he will be one of my next opponents pretty soon.
If he beats B.J. Penn in January, St. Pierre will most likely defend his title against Alves some time in the spring or summer. It's not going to be an easy 2009 for St. Pierre.