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Clay Guida: The guy who just can’t win

It’s official: Clay Guida is considered by pretty much everyone as an extremely skilled fighter who just can’t seem to land the wins. MMA Mania has an interview up with him and it has the embarassing title of “Clay Guida: Staying Positive!”, which is the equivalent of “Tim Sylvia: Glass half full!” or “Din Thomas: Break a leg!”. But what many people may not know about Clay Guida is that he’s a hella small lightweight who could easily be fighting at 145:

Adam Wagner ( Have you ever fought lower than 155?

Clay Guida: No, you know what, when I first started fighting, every once in a while in an amateur fight, I’d do a couple of catch-weights, like at 160, 165. I didn’t think that I would be fighting professionally for a living or whatever. And yeah, I haven’t gone below 155, but you know, I’d love to get that belt at 155 in the next year or so, and maybe move on from there.

I wrestled 149 in college, and I didn’t know my body as well then as I do now, but 145 might be something in the future, but a ways down the road, though. I want to concentrate on that lightweight title in the UFC first.

The main problem with a drop down to 145 is that means you’re stuck with the WEC, who are still only running a few shows a year with a pretty thin featherweight division. At this point, if you move down and lose to Urijah Faber, you’re pretty much fucked exposure wise. So while on one hand I really wish Clay would move down to even the playing field, I’d rather keep him fighting in the UFC for selfish reasons.

At least it’s good to know that Zuffa would most likely push Clay into the WEC rather than drop him from the roster if he loses a few more times. Although no matter where he ends up, I would still recommend you avoid betting on him.

  • Stellar53 says:

    And we should always take you recommendation because you are always right….next thing you know, you are going to tell us pockets are cool………pshhh pockets….

  • Oh man, anyone who didn’t learn something from the Huerta/Guida bet is due for equal embarrassment down the road

  • Kalak says:

    I hope Guida stays in the UFC, he´s simply one of the must charismatic fighters around, and I would hate to see him relegated to the obscurity of the WEC.

    He´s small, but he should rather pack on some muscle power instead of going featherweight.

  • FRANKIE says:

    The WEC has a thin FW division? What the fuck are you talking about?

  • Sorry, 4 guys does not = a stacked division. Especially when you’ve got Urijah up at #1 and everyone being a distant second.

  • Gong says:

    Guida really needs to try fightun with a haircut. Or at least tie that damn thing and see if it makes a difference.

  • Atom says:

    He’s made it this far with the hair… live by the hair/die by the hair.

    Is Kalak ^ no longer from greenlandia?

  • Kalak says:

    Kalak is very much still from Greenlandia.

  • x5BoltMainx says:

    They should keep him in the UFC even. He’s exciting to watch & brings it on in every match. You never see a dull fight when he’s fighting.

  • Captain says:

    War Caveman!

  • Thomas aka Hattori Hanzo says:

    He should start taking some muscle milk and try to bulk up. It worked for Sean Sherk… If Sherk didnt have the muscles he’d be challenging for the 135lb. title

  • Accomando says:

    Guida RULES!!!!

  • godzillad says:

    Something tells me Guida can make 145 but will be so drained it will make him garbage. Look at Jason Black, a former top ten Welterweight, at 155. He looks like hell and can’t win a fight to save his career.