Season three winner of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) and undefeated UFC light heavyweight contender, Michael Bisping, could possibly move down to the middleweight division sometime in the future, according to the Orange County Regester.
Here's the snip:
"Juanito [Ibarra] said Bisping is destined to be a UFC champion. He hinted that Bisping might be moving out of the 205-pound weight class in the future. Bisping confirmed he believes he can make the 185-pound limit. Bisping's dynamic striking and the added strength he would have at a lower weight class would make him a serious force, as if he weren't a force already. Bisping said he has a nine-fight contract with the UFC and he wants to take his time moving up the ladder and improving with each fight."
"The Count" is currently training up in the mountains of Big Bear, Calif., preparing for his showdown with Matt Hamill at UFC 75: "Champion vs. Champion" on September 8 in London, England. The British star took time away from the Wolf's Laire MMA Academy to train with notables such as UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Brandon Vera and Cheick Congo.
Ibarra is primarily known as the trainer for Rampage.
In just the last few months, the UFC light heavyweight division has been reinvigorated with new talent such as PRIDE FC Middleweight Champion Dan Henderson, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and veteran Kazuhiro Nakamura, among others. Former champs Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, as well Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin and Jason Lambert are also in the mix.
Put simply, the 205 pound division is crowded. Meanwhile, the 185-pound division is not.
Current titleholder Anderson Silva and former division king Rich Franklin lead the middleweight pack. Yushin Okami, Nate Marquardt, Terry Martin and a handful of others are also worth noting.
However, the addition of Bisping into the 185-pound fray would no doubt give perhaps the most lackluster division in the organization a much-needed lift.
Not to mention a little charisma.