UFC News: Leonard Garcia Moving To WEC

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According to MMAWeekly, Leonard Garcia will be leaving the UFC lightweight division in favor of the WEC featherweight division.

Garcia is known for his heart filled battle against Rodger Huerta at UFC 69, in which he lost the unanimous decision. Garcia looked much smaller then Huerta at UFC 69, prompting Joe Rogan to mention on the broadcast, that the WEC featherweight division might be a better weight class for Garcia.

“Leonard (Garcia) is such a great fighter and a strong guy, but he walks around at like three pounds over weight,” Jackson is quoted by Martin as saying in regard to Garcia’s move. “He had to eat the morning of the weigh-ins the last time. We’ve got to bring him down a weight class where he’s going to be more effective.”