" ...everybody's saying that my power looks and good and actually my kicks look faster and harder now. I was 212 (pounds) today at the end of practice ... I think it's working to an advantage. It's making me hungry and meaner.... I wouldn't mind staying at 205. It's all up to UFC in their grand scheme of things. We'll see what's going on and what they have in mind.... Talent-wise, man, the who's who of 205 in the world is in the UFC right now. It's ridiculous, it's a whole long laundry list of who's who. And the heavyweight division — you can pull, I think, maybe six guys out of the heavyweights. So yeah, I would say that 205 is way more stacked."
-- Former heavyweight contender Brandon Vera -- who will make his light heavyweight debut against Reese Andy at UFC Fight Night 14 on July 19 -- tells the USA Today that he could remain in the 205-pound division if the organization sees fit. However, "The Truth" is still bitter about his loss to Fabricio Werdum at UFC 85: "Bedlam" last month, which he and many others feel was stopped prematurely. He would like to avenge the loss at some point ... especially if Werdum is able to one day soon capture the heavyweight strap.