Drew Gooden mentioned after the loss to Khamzat Chimaev to drop down to Lightweight and I completely agree. Rhys McKee is a very talented prospect but fighting at Welterweight in the UFC is too much.
Rhys McKee dropping down at Lightweight is the perfect weight class for him as he can compete against the other UFC Lightweights. Having a height advantage, Length advantage.
See a new and improved Rhys McKee if he makes that decision even tho the weight cut will be tougher, However it will help McKee in the long run if he wants a successful UFC career.
Rhys McKee was the former BAMMA Lightweight Champion. Accomplishment to have as a European MMA prospect.
Hope McKee makes the right decision and heads down to the 155 pound division. Showing what he’s truly made against the best Lightweights in the world.