Since then, Big Frog has tried his hand at both the featherweight and bantamweight divisions, but still has been unable to find success under the Zuffa banner. After his most recent stint in the UFC resulted in two consecutive unanimous decision losses and saw him cut yet again, Curran is reportedly dropping another weight class in search of that elusive success.
Curran’s cousin, Bellator featherweight champ Pat Curran, recently told MMAJunkie that he believes Jeff is heading to flyweight with hopes of making it back to the big show and finally putting it all together.
“I don’t know how he’s going to make it, but he’s going to find a way,” said Curran. “I think he’s going to have a couple of fights outside the UFC and then (UFC officials will) possibly bring him back in. I don’t know the whole details, but I think he’s going to fight at … the end of August in the XFO, possibly fight at another show, and try to get an offer in the UFC.”
Jeff was ousted from the UFC this latest time after dropping bouts to Scott Jorgensen and Johnny Eduardo. His last appearance came against Eduardo at UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier on May 15 in Fairfax, Virginia.