Cote announces drop to welterweight

by Damon Martin | source: mmaweekly.com
 

That change of plans allowed Cote the time to make a decision that’s been in his mind for the past 12-months.

“We’ve been thinking about it since about a year now. I think now it’s the time,” Cote told MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday. “I was a pretty decent middleweight a couple years ago, but now those guys are really, really big. They’re cutting from like 230, 225, and I’m walking around at 205 so I spoke with my coach and my nutritionist and it’s doable so we’re going to do it.”

“I was staying at 185 because of this rematch, but it’s not going to happen. We’re not sure when he’s going to be ready to fight, so for me it was just the right time to do it,” Cote stated.

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Attila site profile image  

12/19/12 2:07 PM by Attila

"They're cutting from like 230, 225"What is he talking about? Does he really believe guys are weighing in at about 185, and then stepping into the octagon at 230?If he's referring to how much a fighter weighed 4 weeks out from the fight, that's irrelevant. So much exaggeration these days about weight cutting.

yellow wrkahlc site profile image  

12/19/12 1:42 PM by yellow wrkahlc

He heard Camozzi was coming for him and said "Fuck that, sir."

CLINT NJHC site profile image  

12/19/12 1:26 PM by CLINT NJHC

let him fight dan hardy

Snayke13 site profile image  

12/19/12 1:25 PM by Snayke13

My thoughts exactly

1800champagne site profile image  

12/19/12 1:24 PM by 1800champagne

The guy who dropped Tito at 205 is moving to 170. Okay.

Mayhem13 site profile image  

12/19/12 12:34 PM by Mayhem13

Cote v Riddle would be fun as hell! And Riddle is always ready to fight.Make it happen at 158

atlantis_ninjah site profile image  

12/19/12 12:31 PM by atlantis_ninjah

hes just a mediocre striker who got beat by cung le, hes going to get out wrestled by everyone at 170, much tougher division, hes going regret making the decision, theres plenty of bangers like leban and sakara he could have warred with for the rest of his career, now he will be cut in 2 fights because he will look so outclassed

Ryann Von Doom site profile image  

12/19/12 12:20 PM by Ryann Von Doom

That's rosie odonnell

superCalo site profile image  

12/19/12 12:16 PM by superCalo

Cung le made cote look like a small child, he absolutely dwarfed patrick, can see why he is making this decision.

WhoppersJr site profile image  

12/19/12 12:10 PM by WhoppersJr

He ceased to be at the UFC level since 2006-2007. The guy hasn't evolved at all, and is literally the exact same fighter he was back then as he is today.He will be beaten at welterweight in his next fight and be cut I'm sure.