UFC vet Clay Guida dropping to featherweight, likely to return in early 2013

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grappler0000
9/28/12 9:52:38AM
Longtime UFC lightweight contender Clay Guida (29-13 MMA, 9-7 UFC) is headed to a new weight class.

The fighter has opted for a drop to the 145-pound featherweight division, his representatives from VFD Sports Marketing today announced.

A debut date and opponent have not been confirmed for his UFC debut in the division, but a rep told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) it'll likely come after the new year...

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Budgellism
9/28/12 10:02:54AM
It was only a matter of time.
KingCmb
9/28/12 10:30:09AM
the fw division just got a lot more.....boring and overrated
airkerma
9/28/12 10:39:15AM

Posted by the-king

the fw division just got a lot more.....boring and overrated



Let's see, Pettis and Maynard were boring...how about all the other fights he had in the last 3-4 years? I hardly think that qualifies him as a boring fighter, especially when he has 5 FOTN and 1 FOTY. Overrated? All of his losses in the last 4.5 years came from the top contenders: Florian, Sanchez, Maynard, and Bendo.

I like this move, but we'll see what this does to his cardio, which is typically his meal ticket.
thevoodooninja
9/28/12 10:42:08AM

Posted by airkerma


Posted by the-king

the fw division just got a lot more.....boring and overrated



Let's see, Pettis and Maynard were boring...how about all the other fights he had in the last 3-4 years? I hardly think that qualifies him as a boring fighter, especially when he has 5 FOTN and 1 FOTY. Overrated? All of his losses in the last 4.5 years came from the top contenders: Florian, Sanchez, Maynard, and Bendo.

I like this move, but we'll see what this does to his cardio, which is typically his meal ticket.




I'm bias so I got to agree with the king, I own you one
NaturalBornKiller92
9/28/12 11:31:47AM
I think Guida dropping isn't going to peak anyones interests after that debacle against Maynard. I have to agree with the that opinion.
Bubbles
9/28/12 11:39:13AM
new FW champ
KingCmb
9/28/12 12:10:09PM

Posted by airkerma


Posted by the-king

the fw division just got a lot more.....boring and overrated



Let's see, Pettis and Maynard were boring...how about all the other fights he had in the last 3-4 years? I hardly think that qualifies him as a boring fighter, especially when he has 5 FOTN and 1 FOTY. Overrated? All of his losses in the last 4.5 years came from the top contenders: Florian, Sanchez, Maynard, and Bendo.

I like this move, but we'll see what this does to his cardio, which is typically his meal ticket.



other than nate diaz way back who has he ever beat to be this big name hes made out to be. i guess recently he beat pettis but was that really impressive well maybe if before that fight you watched grass grow or were in a padded room for a few years. i think your overrated if your style of fighting is like locking two grunge signers on stage . its just flop my hair around and make it look like im doing something. if hes exciting hes getting his ass kicked thats a fact he hasnt won a fight of the night and the actual fight yet....not bashing the guy hes tough but he isnt what hes made to be...
postman
9/28/12 12:40:38PM

Posted by the-king

the fw division just got a lot more.....boring and overrated



He throws his hair around and ppl confuse that with offense. I have watched fights of his that I was impressed but he is so inactive when he gets on top. I would agree with you.
frizzzlecake
9/28/12 12:45:25PM
Guida vs. Money!

I think Guida is going to run through FW with his aggressive pressure and relentless cardio. He beats KZ/DP soundly me thinks.
ghandikush
9/28/12 12:54:48PM

Posted by postman


Posted by the-king

the fw division just got a lot more.....boring and overrated



He throws his hair around and ppl confuse that with offense. I have watched fights of his that I was impressed but he is so inactive when he gets on top. I would agree with you.



Boring, absolutely not. Cant believe people hate a fighter so much for 1 memorably bad fight.

Overrated, I cant tell you how much I had a reaction somewhere between chuckling ad puking when I heard all of you supporting him getting a title shot in the Pettis matchup.....
airkerma
9/28/12 2:21:58PM

Posted by the-king


Posted by airkerma


Posted by the-king

the fw division just got a lot more.....boring and overrated



Let's see, Pettis and Maynard were boring...how about all the other fights he had in the last 3-4 years? I hardly think that qualifies him as a boring fighter, especially when he has 5 FOTN and 1 FOTY. Overrated? All of his losses in the last 4.5 years came from the top contenders: Florian, Sanchez, Maynard, and Bendo.

I like this move, but we'll see what this does to his cardio, which is typically his meal ticket.



other than nate diaz way back who has he ever beat to be this big name hes made out to be. i guess recently he beat pettis but was that really impressive well maybe if before that fight you watched grass grow or were in a padded room for a few years. i think your ovverrated if your style of fighting is like looking two grunge signers on stage . its just flop my hair around and make it look like im doing something. if hes exciting hes getting his ass kicked thats a fact he hasnt won a fight of the night and the actual fight yet....not bashing the guy hes tough but he isnt what hes made to be...


I mean if you don't think head kicking then subbing out Gomi wasn't exciting, or busting up Dos Anjos jaw to the point he could not continue due to pain wasn't exciting, then I suspect we won't agree. He isn't making it LOOK like he's doing something, unless Gomi subbed himself out due to frustration, then I would agree. It takes two to tango, and if you take the view point that the losing fighter shouldn't receive credit for being exciting, then you clearly only appreciate one side of the fight.
Bubbles
9/28/12 2:43:31PM

Posted by the-king

other than nate diaz way back who has he ever beat to be this big name hes made out to be. i guess recently he beat pettis but was that really impressive well maybe if before that fight you watched grass grow or were in a padded room for a few years. i think your ovverrated if your style of fighting is like looking two grunge signers on stage . its just flop my hair around and make it look like im doing something. if hes exciting hes getting his ass kicked thats a fact he hasnt won a fight of the night and the actual fight yet....not bashing the guy hes tough but he isnt what hes made to be...


I guess Pettis isn't at fault at all for allowing Guida to do whatever he wants
kingsmasher
9/28/12 2:47:58PM

Posted by airkerma


Posted by the-king

the fw division just got a lot more.....boring and overrated



Let's see, Pettis and Maynard were boring...how about all the other fights he had in the last 3-4 years? I hardly think that qualifies him as a boring fighter, especially when he has 5 FOTN and 1 FOTY. Overrated? All of his losses in the last 4.5 years came from the top contenders: Florian, Sanchez, Maynard, and Bendo.

I like this move, but we'll see what this does to his cardio, which is typically his meal ticket.




His cardio was so good at 155 I doubt the cut hurts him much...

I would like to see him in a title fight against Aldo because I am sure Greg Jackson would say clinch with him as much as you can for the first 2 and a half rounds...tehn Aldo might be in trouble with his cardio the alst two and a half....

Only way to beat Aldo is clinch and wear down his cardio...
BillsNewAccount
9/28/12 3:21:47PM

Posted by the-king


Posted by airkerma


Posted by the-king

the fw division just got a lot more.....boring and overrated



Let's see, Pettis and Maynard were boring...how about all the other fights he had in the last 3-4 years? I hardly think that qualifies him as a boring fighter, especially when he has 5 FOTN and 1 FOTY. Overrated? All of his losses in the last 4.5 years came from the top contenders: Florian, Sanchez, Maynard, and Bendo.

I like this move, but we'll see what this does to his cardio, which is typically his meal ticket.



other than nate diaz way back who has he ever beat to be this big name hes made out to be. i guess recently he beat pettis but was that really impressive well maybe if before that fight you watched grass grow or were in a padded room for a few years. i think your ovverrated if your style of fighting is like looking two grunge signers on stage . its just flop my hair around and make it look like im doing something. if hes exciting hes getting his ass kicked thats a fact he hasnt won a fight of the night and the actual fight yet....not bashing the guy hes tough but he isnt what hes made to be...



ENGLISH MOTHER FUCKER!!! DO YOU SPEAK IT?
jjeans
9/28/12 3:58:32PM

Posted by BillsNewAccount

ENGLISH MOTHER FUCKER!!! DO YOU SPEAK IT?



Calm down.

Guida Garcia anyone?
postman
9/28/12 4:43:04PM

Posted by ghandikush


Posted by postman


Posted by the-king

the fw division just got a lot more.....boring and overrated



He throws his hair around and ppl confuse that with offense. I have watched fights of his that I was impressed but he is so inactive when he gets on top. I would agree with you.



Boring, absolutely not. Cant believe people hate a fighter so much for 1 memorably bad fight.

Overrated, I cant tell you how much I had a reaction somewhere between chuckling ad puking when I heard all of you supporting him getting a title shot in the Pettis matchup.....



I promise if you go back and look I have always said I don't care for his fights.
KingCmb
9/28/12 5:42:02PM

Posted by BillsNewAccount


Posted by the-king


Posted by airkerma


Posted by the-king

the fw division just got a lot more.....boring and overrated



Let's see, Pettis and Maynard were boring...how about all the other fights he had in the last 3-4 years? I hardly think that qualifies him as a boring fighter, especially when he has 5 FOTN and 1 FOTY. Overrated? All of his losses in the last 4.5 years came from the top contenders: Florian, Sanchez, Maynard, and Bendo.

I like this move, but we'll see what this does to his cardio, which is typically his meal ticket.



other than nate diaz way back who has he ever beat to be this big name hes made out to be. i guess recently he beat pettis but was that really impressive well maybe if before that fight you watched grass grow or were in a padded room for a few years. i think your ovverrated if your style of fighting is like looking two grunge signers on stage . its just flop my hair around and make it look like im doing something. if hes exciting hes getting his ass kicked thats a fact he hasnt won a fight of the night and the actual fight yet....not bashing the guy hes tough but he isnt what hes made to be...



ENGLISH MOTHER FUCKER!!! DO YOU SPEAK IT?





A POST THAT ISNT DOUCHEY DO YOU HAVE ONE?
ghandikush
9/28/12 6:35:52PM
Clearly noone has seen pulp fiction

now SAY WHAT ONE MORE TIME MUTHAFUCKA I DARE YOU I DOUBLE DARE YOU SAY WHAT ONE MORE MUTHAFUCKIN TIME!!!

bjj1605
9/29/12 12:45:54AM

Posted by the-king


other than nate diaz way back who has he ever beat to be this big name hes made out to be. i guess recently he beat pettis but was that really impressive well maybe if before that fight you watched grass grow or were in a padded room for a few years. i think your overrated if your style of fighting is like locking two grunge signers on stage . its just flop my hair around and make it look like im doing something. if hes exciting hes getting his ass kicked thats a fact he hasnt won a fight of the night and the actual fight yet....not bashing the guy hes tough but he isnt what hes made to be...







I never understood why people thought Clay Guida was exciting. Its not just recently that he turned into a boring fighter. He's always been boring but people are just now starting to realize it.

Hopping around a lot and letting your hair bounce around isn't entertaining (unless maybe you're a cat??). Other than that, he doesn't really do much in his fights.

Perhaps people realized how boring he is because he tied his hair back for once. It wasn't there to hypnotize you people.
Adrenaline
9/29/12 7:05:20AM
I love Guida. One of my all time favorites. The fight with Maynard left a lot to be desired but everyone has a bad fight and unfortunately some people wait till you have a bad fight to come out of the woodworks to discredit everything you have done as if it validates why they dislike you. All I know is that he has huge heart, always comes in shape, and isn't a cocky prick like other fighters. I can't help but root for the guy and I'm sure he is going to make some noise at 145
aussiemma
9/29/12 7:17:41AM

Posted by Adrenaline

I love Guida. One of my all time favorites. The fight with Maynard left a lot to be desired but everyone has a bad fight and unfortunately some people wait till you have a bad fight to come out of the woodworks to discredit everything you have done as if it validates why they dislike you. All I know is that he has huge heart, always comes in shape, and isn't a cocky prick like other fighters. I can't help but root for the guy and I'm sure he is going to make some noise at 145



agree, only thing that annoys me about him is when they go to decision and the ref is holding both guys arms and clay does not stop moving around.

Adrenaline why you not do the fantasy huh ?
Adrenaline
9/29/12 9:17:43AM

Posted by aussiemma


Adrenaline why you not do the fantasy huh ?



(Que Chael Sonnen voice) And risk my undefeated, undisputed, P4P, highest paid, 220 lbs of steel and sex appeal status on the forums? Next question.

Franklinfan47
9/29/12 11:09:45AM
Long overdue imo.
ghandikush
9/29/12 11:36:22AM
He'll still have the best cardio in the division, but without a huge speed advantage and without a height deficit it'll be harder to deal with having shitty technique....
Chael_Sonnen
9/29/12 2:09:41PM

Posted by the-king

the fw division just got a lot more.....boring and overrated



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