Despite his recent win over Kyung Ho Kang, it seems a move to flyweight may be in order for Chico Camus. The fighter revealed that there’s at least a “75 percent chance” that he’ll drop a weight class for his next fight.
“I just don’t want to be the guy that gets crushed by a guy that’s bigger, way stronger and more dominant than me because he’s cutting so much weight and being able to put it back on,” Camus said in an interview with MMAjunkie.com Radio. “I don’t know how they do that. I weigh in 135, 136 (pounds), and I’m maybe back up to 147. It’s a gift for them. I can’t jump up 20 pounds right after weigh-ins like some of these guys do.”
It’s a move that’s been suggested by his coaches and teammates multiple times, and it’s one that makes a lot of sense. That is unless Camus can’t give up those Taco Bell meals he seems to like so much.
“I think I’m going to go to 125,” Camus said. “I barely walk around any bigger than what I normally am. I’m probably 149 pounds to begin with, and I don’t diet at all. I don’t diet whatsoever. I’ve been eating Taco Bell up until the Thursday before weigh-ins basically. OK, I’m just playing saying stuff like that, but I basically eat anything that I want and still have abs, and my work ethic is good and my cardio is good.”
“But if I cleaned it up and got a nutritionist or a dietician a month, a month and a half out before the fight, I think I could get to 125. And at 125, I’d be a lengthy, strong guy. I don’t think too many other 125-pounders could take the power I possess.”
“I’m thinking maybe I make the move to 125, and I could scramble up that division a little bit,” he added. “If I win one, two, three fights, and be a main event or co-main event, I could be fighting for the belt.”
If and when he does make the move though, he’s not planning on being picky about his opponent.
“I’m in the UFC to fight the best guys in the world at my division,” he concluded. “Whoever Sean and Joe want to throw at me, I’m ready for it. I’ve never been one to duck fights.”