Luiz “Banha” Cane to Make Middleweight Debut Following Recent Loss at UFC 134

Alex Davis, the manager of Brazilian heavy hitter, Luiz Cane revealed then news that “Banha” will be making the cut to the middleweight for his next fight inside the octagon following his latest defeat to Stanislav Nedkov at UFC 134 last month.

Davis, speaking via Tatame Magazine, said:

“Banha will drop to the middleweight. It is something that, in my point of view, will take some time for him to get used to this new division, so I don’t wanna rush anything to make sure he’s comfortable fighting in this new weight class.”

“What happened is a part of the fight. I don’t believe this weight drop has anything to do with it, but it’s a wish he has for a long time, and maybe it’ll bring a positive result. It’s something that usually happens in the industry, keep dropping the weight more and more. He wanna do it and I support him, so let’s do it the best way we can. With no rush.”

“We have to see him fighting on this new division. I haven’t thought about the dates, we need to get him tested before. He needs to lose weight, get hydrated and train to see how he’s gonna behave. I want to do this before he drops to the middleweight.”

“He’s behaving like a middleweight. He no longer can eat a lot of meat believing he’ll make it at the weight-in. it’s a sacrifice he’ll have to make. He’ll need to change many things on his life. When we get to the United States we’ll set a date and see how he behaves.”

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