We’ve not heard much from the injury-plagued Cody Garbrandt in recent times, but it seems that the former bantamweight champion has been formulating some big fans for when he does finally return to the Octagon.
Garbrandt had been scheduled to fight Raphael Assuncao next at the since postponed UFC On EPSN 8 event, and it seems he is still concentrating on that fight for now, but beyond that he sees his future at 125lbs.
“First we’re focused on Raphael, and that’s still the fight to make and the fight next,” Garbrandt told ESPN. “Then go down and really save the flyweight division.”
Despite having a strong start to his UFC career, the 28-year-old Garbrandt has now suffered three losses in a row due to strikes – twice against TJ Dillashaw and once versus Pedro Munhoz, so perhaps a move to flyweight could get him back on track, and he says the weight cut shouldn’t be an issue.
“I never really cut weight at ’35. I’m looking at going to ’25. That’s what I want to do. I’m young. I can do it. I walk around at 145 pounds. Sometimes after sparring sessions 142, 143. I’m still strong, fast before my weight cut, and I feel I can keep that at ’25. That’s the plan. We spoke about doing this.”