Chris Curtis speaks about shifting weight divisions

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Chris Curtis speaks about shifting weight divisions
Chris Curtis speaks about shifting weight divisions

The middleweight contender Chris Curtis has achieved great success in the current division he’s at over the course of his UFC journey. However, before fighting at 185, Chris Curtis fought at welterweight and made the switch because it is far from his natural weight and from his personal experience, he does not like cutting weight down to 170.

Chris Curtis has a match scheduled for him that is set to take place on the 10th of June; he will be fighting against Nassourdine Imamov.

Chris Curtis on cutting weight

Recently in an interview the MMA Junkie Radio, the 14th-ranked middleweight fighter Chris Curtis speaks about the struggles linked with fighting at 170 and explains how beneficial the middleweight division has been for him.

“I could make 170, but it sucks,” Curtis said, as quoted by“One-seventy requires a significant sacrifice of lifestyle and happiness, and just my quality of life dips tremendously at ’70 – but I know I could still do it.

“I had to re-learn how to fight at middleweight,” Curtis further said. “I literally had to go change style, had to change my diet – I got big, I got small. It’s been a work in progress. But, you know, with these adjustments, if I’m not performing at a level that I feel I could at ’85, just because of my size, then I will entertain going back to ’70.

I don’t want to, but my goal is to do this as long as I can, as successfully as I can. It will be interesting to see if Chris Curtis ever makes a jump to the light heavyweight division since his natural weight is at around 200 pounds.

Even though the welterweight invites a lot of suffering for Chris Curtis he would still fight instead at 170 instead of being idle. “At ’85, I’ve been doing well, but you know I’m 5’10”, 200 pounds, 205 on my heaviest day.

You got guys walking around 220 at this weight. I don’t want to be a welterweight, man. God, that was so bad. But if it comes down to me not performing or me having to suffer, I’m going to choose to suffer every time”.