“He’s actually dropping to 155lbs. again, and I think it’s going to be a good move for him. If he jumps to 155, he’s going to be a handful for anyone. I figured he’d grow into a man’s body and that it would be extremely difficult for him to fight at 155, so he started fighting at 170lbs., but he walks around at 173lbs. I walk around at 180 and I’m only 5′9”. Now that we know that Dustin’s normal weight is 173 to 175lbs., we’re going to do everything we can to scientifically drop him off to 155lbs. so that he can maximize his performance at 155 and we’re going to go from there.”
As if the 155 lb division wasn’t closely contested enough, another great fighter is entering the mix. Dustin “McLovin” Hazelett plans to try his luck at 155. This decision came after head trainer Jorge Gurgel discovered that Hazelett’s body is fully matured, and he could easily make down to 155 pounds. Dustin Hazelett has (in my opinion) some of the most influential and unique BJJ moves in the game today. This move is very interesting for the UFC’s LW division, and I’m excited to see “McLovin” make his 155 lb debut.
HT: MMA-Nati Blog