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Former heavyweight Brendan Schaub confirms drop to 205 pounds for next UFC fight

Can "Big Brown" revitalize his MMA career in the light heavyweight division?

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It is now official, former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub will be shedding some major weight in order to cut down to the 205 pound light heavyweight limit for his next Octagon appearance.

The former The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) runner-up announced his plans to move down on his "Fighter and the Kid" podcast with Bryan Callen.

His words (transcribed via FOX Sports):

"As far as the fight game goes, I've dealt with some injuries as far as my neck, went back into training, it gave me some issues so we decided to take a little more time off. The plan is 205 and I will fight in 2015 at 205, light heavyweight."

The decision should not come as a major shock as rumors began brewing recently following Schaub's two-fight losing streak in the heavyweight division.

His most recent appearance inside the Octagon was an earth-shattering knockout loss to Travis Browne at UFC 181 last December.

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In his last six UFC outings, Schaub has gone a meager 2-4, including three brutal knockout losses that had UFC color commentator and personal friend Joe Rogan essentially asking "Big Brown" to consider retirement.

As for who he would like to fight in his first trip down to 205, Schaub left that up to his fans, stating "I'm sure you guys have better ideas than me. That's the plan."

So who would you like to see the TUF veteran face off against first?

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