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Colton Smith Considering Weight Class Change Following TUF 16 Win

December 16, 2012 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Colton Smith spoke with MMAjunkie last night after his win over Mike Ricci at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale about his win, a possible weight class chance and more. Check out the highlights:

On Ricci: “Mike Ricci is an extremely tough opponent. I knew he was tough coming in. He’s a very precise striker. You can’t make a mistake with him. He’ll knock you out. We saw that during the show. He’s a 155-er and fought a bunch of 170-ers and did an awesome job on the show.”

On enacting his game plan for beating Ricci: “I knew my pressure and my wrestling were definitely going to play a factor in it. My jiu-jitsu I figured would play a factor. But I couldn’t get the finish. He’s an extremely tough guy. I just had to keep wrestling. I couldn’t have any separation. My hat’s off to him. I couldn’t get the finish, but I tried my ass off.”

On a potential move down to lightweight: “Absolutely there’s a possibility of me moving down. Especially if Tim Kennedy moves to 170, then I’m definitely going down to 155.”

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