UFN 121's Frank Camacho Explains Drop to 155lbs & "The Crank Effect"


After Frank Camacho's short-notice and ill fated debut in June, he's switching weight classes for his upcoming fight.

In an interview with Fightful's James Lynch, Camacho explained why he's moving back to lightweight after making his UFC debut this year at 170 pounds.

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"I feel more comfortable. After the Li fight in Singapore, we landed in Korea on the way home. I would be like a race car -- you take out the air conditioning, you take out the extra seats, you put in the big engine, the big gas tank. At 170, I'm not that optimum race car. At 155, this is where I think I need to be at the level of the UFC," Camacho said to Fightful.

After the fight Camacho ended up getting a $50,000 "Fight of the Night" bonus. Despite earning a big check in June, he's happy to have a full fight camp for his upcoming fight in Shanghai. 

"Just a little more preparation. I'm a stocky island boy. I'm working with George Lockhart. I see abs, and I'm like 'yes!," said Camacho. "I'm really glad I've had 6-8 weeks of preparation for Damien Brown. The mindset of having a full camp for a UFC fight has been a positive experience." 

In the full interview Frank Camacho (20-5) discusses his upcoming fight against Damien Brown (17-10) at UFC Fight Night 121 on Nov. 18. Frank also talks about what he spent his POTN bonus on, his training camp for this fight and what his Youtube series "The Crank Effect" 

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