Court McGee set for welterweight debut opposite Josh Neer at UFC 157 on Feb. 23 in Anaheim

Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE

Despite winning The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 11 at 185 pounds, Court McGee will try to be a welterweight "Crusher" when he drops to 170 to face the dentistry of longtime veteran Josh Neer.

You know the old story, if at first you don't succeed, drop a weight class and try again.

That's the plan for Court McGee, who will abandon his post at 185 pounds to mix it up in the land of welterweights, starting with longtime veteran Josh Neer at the upcoming UFC 157: "Rousey vs. Carmouche" pay-per-view (PPV) event on Feb. 23, 2013 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

MMA Fighting brought word of the booking earlier today.

McGee (14-3) was in cruise control following his "six-figure contract" as the winner of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 11, winning three straight fights inside the Octagon with two submissions. Unfortunately, the division caught up to "Crusher," and he's since dropped consecutive bouts to Constantinos Philippou and Nick Ring.

Back to the drawing board.

Neer (33-12) is also on borrowed time, dropping two straight fights and taking a nap in the process. After Mike Pyle turned out the lights at UFC on FX 3 back in June, Justin Edwards put "The Dentist" to sleep with a guillotine choke at UFC on FX 5 in October.

Could a loss end his second run with the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion?

UFC 157 will be headlined by a female bantamweight title fight pitting Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche, in addition to a light heavyweight contest between Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida while Urijah Faber returns to face Ivan Menjivar in 135-pound action.

See more on the upcoming UFC 157 event by checking out our comprehensive news archive by clicking here.

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