Leonard Garcia, a three-time UFC veteran is changing Zuffa organizations and will now fight under the WEC banner in the featherweight division reports MMAweekly.com.
Probably most remembered for his three round war with UFC posterboy Roger Huerta, Garcia will now apply his trade in a division that is more suited to him. According to trainer, Greg Jackson:
Leonard (Garcia) is such a great fighter and a strong guy, but he walks around at like three pounds over weight.
We talked after his last fight, and 145 is where he’s going to be.
Garcia’s last fight, which Jackson is referring to was a disappointing unanimous decision loss to TUF 5 veteran Cole Miller at Ultimate Fight Night 11.
The WEC 145 lbs. division is headed up by champ Urijah Faber and former UFC lightweight champion, Jens Pulver and other talented fighters such as Jeff Curran and Cub Swanson.
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