Frank Camacho is being forced up to Welterweight for his fight this week against
When Camacho and Dober meet in the Octagon, it is going to happen at welterweight, which was a decision made by the UFC and the athletic commission.
“I know there was a back and forth on the weight issue, we initially signed at 155 (pounds), but we knew that the commission and the UFC were worried about the weight cut on both our ends. I know he made weight on his last fight, I didn’t make weight on the last fight, but I heard he had a really tough one (weight cut). I know a person who is pushing for a 165 pound weight class, which is something I would like to advocate for too. I’m to small of a welterweight, but (1)55 is difficult,” says Camacho.
Dober was notified by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) that the next fight was recommended to be at welterweight since the fighter came in at 10% more than the weigh-in weight for his last bout. Also, since Camacho missed weight in his last bout, it was determined to make this encounter a welterweight division affair.
Camacho also says that despite fighting at welterweight against Dober, lightweight is where he needs to be in the future.
“Oh Yeah, (1)55 pounds is where I need to be,” says Camacho.
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In this exclusive interview with Fightful's James Lynch, Frank Camacho (21-5) discusses his upcoming fight against Drew Dober (18-8, NC) at UFC on FOX 27 on Jan. 27. Frank also talks about this fight being at welterweight instead of lightweight, his training camp and what's next for him.