Despite bulking up to the 265-pound heavyweight limit for recent matchups with Cheick Kongo and Shane Carwin, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir said in a recent interview that he’s considering dropping down to the UFC’s 205-pound light heavyweight division:
“Right now I have a couple months off, so I’ve actually been toying with the idea of maybe going down a weight class. Since I don’t have a fight for a couple months, I’ve just been watching what I eat to see how my body, without trying to put size on, what my natural weight will fall now at now since I have lifted a lot lately to add size. I’m kind of curious where I’d fall at, because some of the guys I train with that are light heavyweights and bone structure’s are the same. Sometimes I stand next to Forrest Griffin and think I’m in the wrong weight class.”
After scoring a first-round submission of Kongo in December, Mir suffered a first-round KO to Carwin in March in an unsuccessful bid for the interim heavyweight title. Should Mir opt not to drop to 205, a rematch with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira could be on tap.