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Maximo Blanco considering move to featherweight, could be UFC bound

It didn’t take long for Maximo Blanco to figure out that weight cutting is a skill needed to compete in MMA in America. Following his loss to Pat Healy at this past weekend’s Strikeforce event, Blanco has decided to drop from 155 to 145, and as a result could be moving over to the UFC.

The news comes courtesy of Blanco’s manager Brian Butler-Au speaking to MMAFighting.com.

After spending his entire career fighting in Japan, Blanco made his US debut at the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals event in a lightweight bout against Healy. While he won the first round with his speed and superior striking, although he was docked a point for illegal kicks to the face of a ground Healy, Blanco faded in the second round due to the pace and size of the American wrestler, eventually succumbing to a rear naked choke in the second round.

Prior to the loss, Blanco had won six straight fights.

*PHOTO CREDIT – STRIKEFORCE*

5 COMMENTS
  • Guthookd says:

    WTF? What about Pat? HE WON THE FUCKING FIGHT!

    “Blanco faded in the second round due to the pace and size of the American wrestler, eventually succumbing to a rear naked choke in the second round”
    -Lamberto

    “Blanco faded in the second round due to his lack of conditioning and the pressure he took from a very game Pat Healy.”
    -a better version

    :)

    What is the world coming to.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    that was the best fight on the card for me and it looked like Pat was gonna get his arse handed to him in the first round, took some heavy shots and still kept pressing and was very impressive in getting the stoppage. excellent fight. Love to see Pat fight better opposition and also love to see Blanco fight lower weight cos he’s only a wee fella. Blanco vs Sandro would be wild

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  • Rece Rock says:

    guess there’s more then one way to get into the ufc…

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  • climbarock says:

    Good choice. It looked like Blanco and Healy were in different weight classes. Healy is relentless…he took some hard shots, but eventually just wore Blanco out.

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    If Pat “the upsetter” Healy doesn’t get promoted to the UFC-then there is some sort of bias going on

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