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Brendan Schaub considering a drop to light heavyweight

Brendan Schaub has been a heavyweight in the UFC for over five years now, but reports say that he's now considering a drop to the 205-pound division.

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In other weight classes, fighters sometimes hit a rough patch and decide to drop a division. When you're a lightweight on a losing streak, cutting 10 pounds might not seem like the hardest decision in the world. As a heavyweight though, cutting 40 pounds could seem like a daunting task.

But it appears to be a decision that UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub is considering, according to a report on UFC Tonight.

Schaub (10-5, 6-5 UFC) has lost two bouts in a row, the last coming to Travis Browne in the first round of their UFC 181 matchup in December. He has also been knocked out in brutal fashion three other times in the UFC, by Ben Rothwell, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, and Roy Nelson. UFC announcer Joe Rogan recently ripped Schaub on his podcast for the concussions he has suffered and warned him that it was going to continue.

A drop to 205 would still leave him competing against a lot of heavy hitters, but it might not be as bad as bruising heavyweights. Schaub himself has not commented on the possible move yet, but it might be a viable career option if he can cut the weight. He does not currently have a UFC fight scheduled.