The Carpenter Chisels: Guida to Featherweight!
STUDIO MMA, VENICE, CA — Clay “The Carpenter” Guida has announced that he will be cutting 10lbs from his neolithic frame to compete at featherweight beginning in 2013. Guida [29-13-0 MMA] is a very colorful, wild-haired fighter who has long been known for his frenetic bobbing and weaving and his never-say-die fight style. Well, at least until his last fight, a humdrum loss against Gray Maynard [11-1-1 1NC MMA]. After evading Maynard’s attacks for a full 3 rounds and even being warned by the referee for lack of aggression, Guida was vociferously panned by Dana White and a large segment of the MMA fandom for his new Greg Jackson-inspired prudent fight style.
Guida’s move is likely due to his two straight losses — first to Ben Henderson and then to Maynard –, which have dropped him out of title contention. Further, the Carpenter said this via VFD, his manager:
It will be nice to finally be one of the bigger guys in the cage. I don’t cut weight at 155, and making 145 will be no problem for me. My fans will get to see The Dude put some royal beatings on everyone in the division. I will not be satisfied until the Featherweight belt is mine.
We think that Guida will be a force at featherweight. Yet, it, too, is a completely stacked division with gamers like Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes, Mark Hominick, Dennis Siver, and, just recently, Frankie Edgar.
Will Guida ever see a title fight?