Clay Guida planning move to down to featherweight division

Clay Guida is currently on a two fight losing streak and has announced plans to move down to the featherweight division.

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Guida’s management team made the announcement of the move on their website and he will likely make his UFC featherweight debut in early 2013.

“The Carpenter is going to explore a new job site at the 145 pound division in the new year,” Guida said. “I plan on making a run at the foreman or superintendent position right out of the gates.  I hope you guys packed a lunch.”

Guida (29-13) is a 16 fight veteran of the UFC and was potential one win win away from a title shot before his lost to Benson Henderson. He entered the fight against Henderson on a four fight winning streak and had defeated the last WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.

He has always been one of the smaller fighters in the lightweight division and is looking forward to having a size advantage in the featherweight division.

“It will be nice to finally be one of the bigger guys in the cage,” he said. I don’t cut weight at 155, and making 145 will be no problem for me.  My fans will get to see The Dude put some royal beatings on everyone in the division.  I will not be satisfied until the Featherweight belt is mine.”