Fan favorite Brad Pickett is ending his 4 year run at bantamweight and dropping to flyweight. In a tweet sent out yesterday he announced that he was headed for his 4th different weight class, and he'll make his debut next March in London:
Pickett (23-8) was torn to shreds by Michael McDonald at UFC Fight Night 26 in Boston, but he did take home a FOTN bonus, giving him 5 overall since he debuted in the WEC. The Brit has consistently been one of the most entertaining high-level competitors in the UFC, but he's just not been able to beat the upper echelon of bantamweights.
Some available highly ranked flyweights -- and this is within reason, not just vaulting him straight into top 3-4 opposition -- include Chris Cariaso and Louis Gaudinot. At 35, Pickett will be the oldest flyweight on the UFC's roster, which doesn't bode well in a division where the overwhelming majority of contenders are younger than 30.
Who do you think Pickett should fight in his flyweight debut?