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Clay Guida making move to featherweight division

Despite an impressive run thus far inside the Octagon it looks like the UFC’s “Carpenter” has decided to rebuild himself as a 145-pounder. According to a press release from Clay Guida’s management team, the fan-favorite will return to the ring next year as a featherweight in hopes of finding more success in a division his body is better suited for than he did as an undersized lightweight.

“It will be nice to finally be one of the bigger guys in the cage,” explained Guida of the move. “I don’t cut weight at 155, and making 145 will be no problem for me. My fans will get to see ‘The Dude’ put some royal beatings on everyone in the division. I will not be satisfied until the featherweight belt is mine.”

Inspiring his drop down no doubt, Guida is coming off back-to-back decision losses to Gray Maynard/Benson Henderson. While there is certainly no shame in falling to either, the stumbles absolutely affected Guida’s position in the contendership line.

Prior to the slide he’d won four straight scraps including victories over Takanori Gomi and Anthony Pettis. Guida holds an overall record of 29-13 with nineteen stoppages as well as other past triumphs against the likes of Josh Thomson, Bart Palaszewski, Mac Danzig, and Nate Diaz.


  • Rece Rock says:

    Doesn’t matter where he goes he needs to learn to incorporate some significant striking into his offense… imagine what the out come of the Maynard fight would have been if he still had his same game plan but was snappin Maynards head back with jabs

  • MCM says:

    I’m normally not a big fan of top guys moving down just to do it, but I think I like Guida at 145. I don’t think he’s gonna get the belt anymore than I thought he would at 155, but he’s gonna give a lot of guys fits and make for some really fun fights at FW.

  • Angry Mike says:

    Throw him in with Siver. Edgar would be a good fight, too, but Siver would be an interesting contrast of styles.

  • MCM says:

    I was thinking Hominick of Garza

  • Mad_Hatter_XX says:

    I’m with MCM, don’t see Guida as champ but a slimmer, quicker Guida could give alot of guys trouble.

    I see him as gatekeeper status where you don’t get top 5 guys unless you can get past him in whatever division he fights.


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