"I've been sitting on the couch for the past year. I'm excited to get back in the cage – especially in the UFC. It's something I've been waiting on to happen. I really feel like I just need a win and to stay healthy. Domination, if it happens, will be icing on the cake. But right now I'm just focused on staying healthy and the win. The division's gotten tougher. It kind of evolved while I was out. A lot of people surpassed me – their careers just kept going on, and mine was just on hold. And I think it just got tougher. And I think now that (bantamweight) is in the UFC, people are going to start dropping down. It's just getting better and better. Peoples' careers have evolved. They're more relevant than me – some of them have fought two or three times since I've been out. People kind of forgot about me. I just have to go out there and get a win and remind them that I'm here and that I perform well."
Brian who? You betta ask somebody. Former WEC Bantamweight Champion Brian Bowles, who coughed up his 135-pound title to Dominick Cruz in their WEC 47 title fight, tells MMA Fighting the division and perhaps the entire sport of mixed martial arts has evolved while he's been sitting on the sidelines to mend his broken appendages. The Southern slugger made headlines by sending then-champion Miguel Torres ass over tin cups at WEC 42 but has since faded from the spotlight due to a year of inactivity. Did fans forget about him? And will he leave them something to remember him by when he rematches Damacio Page tomorrow night (March 3) at UFC on Versus 3 in Louisville?