This is a legitimate question. What route does he take?
On one hand, he makes a better fit at 185 because he is a smaller guy at 5’11” and normally walks around at about 207 lbs.
Losing to middleweight champ Anderson Silva, is something that probably weighs on his mind and the thought of avenging that loss I’m sure intrigues him.
On the other hand, taking a run at 205 means facing the likes of Lyoto Machida and light heavyweight Champ Jon ‘Bones’ Jones.
Both of those guys are younger, bigger, faster and stronger. Jones has yet to be tested by anyone on his way to winning the belt, raising speculation that he may be the one who could actually knock off Anderson Silva (one more title defense by each guy and we may see that fight).
Either class he chooses will be a rough road to travel, making me believe that dropping down to 170 and getting a rematch with Jake Shields (a decision loss in a Strikeforce middleweight title fight) makes the most sense.
Getting a win there would no doubt set him up for a run at Georges St. Pierre.
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