Colton Smith Considering Weight Class Change Following TUF 16 Win
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.16.2012
He may go to lightweight...
Colton Smith spoke with MMAjunkie last night after his win over Mike Ricci at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale about his win, a possible weight class chance and more. Check out the highlights:
On Ricci: "Mike Ricci is an extremely tough opponent. I knew he was tough coming in. He's a very precise striker. You can't make a mistake with him. He'll knock you out. We saw that during the show. He's a 155-er and fought a bunch of 170-ers and did an awesome job on the show."
On enacting his game plan for beating Ricci: "I knew my pressure and my wrestling were definitely going to play a factor in it. My jiu-jitsu I figured would play a factor. But I couldn't get the finish. He's an extremely tough guy. I just had to keep wrestling. I couldn't have any separation. My hat's off to him. I couldn't get the finish, but I tried my ass off."
On a potential move down to lightweight: "Absolutely there's a possibility of me moving down. Especially if Tim Kennedy moves to 170, then I'm definitely going down to 155."