Following Saturday’s fight against Tommy Speer, Mac Danzig will officially end his welterweight career, win or lose, and go back to the lightweight division according to UFC.com.
“I decided that before I even went on the show,” said Danzig. “I really have no business fighting the top five guys at 170, or even the top ten when it comes down to it. It’s not that I can’t beat them, but if you put me in with Matt Hughes or Georges St-Pierre ten times, I’m gonna win a number of those times, but realistically, with all skills being the same, those guys are extremely skilled and much bigger than me.
“I walk around at 170,” Danzig continued, “those guys walk around at 190, so it’s not a good idea for me. I really want to make a run for a title, and 155 is my weight class. I feel that within a couple of years I can be a world champion at 155. 155 is the toughest weight class there is by far, and that’s where I’ve got to be,” he said. “I’m looking forward to jumping in the mix with those guys and I think that’s where the exciting fights are.”