Kelvin Gastelum To Hire Dietitian For Welterweight Return
UFC star Kelvin Gastelum is trying a new method for his return.
Gastelum is eyeing a move back to the welterweight division following series of losses in the middleweight division.
“I’m thinking about. Maybe, possibly, hiring a dietitian [to help him] make the move down (to welterweight) but it’ll take some time,” the 29-year-old said in an interview with The Schmo. “If I do this, I’ll be fighting next year which is most likely the case.”
Gastelum hasn’t had a good ride in the middleweight division so far, losing five of his last six fights.
A loss or two more may force the UFC to see him off. Hence, the fighter wants to go down to 170 pounds where he has had a fair share of success.
His recent loss came against Jared Cannonier this August, where he was caught up in a drama during the weigh-ins. He missed weight on his first attempt by a quarter of a pound, after which he was given an extra hour to cut.
On the second attempt, he hit the middleweight mark at 186 pounds.
Gastelum’s downhill began when he lost to middleweight champion Israel Adesanya in April 2017. He went on to lose to Darren Till and Jack Hermansson later. With a win over Ian Heinisich, the UFC scheduled his fight against No. 1 title challenger, Robert Whittaker. A decision saw Whittaker taking the win with ease.