<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=435115" target="_blank"> Cote announces drop to welterweight </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=435115" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=100&q=75&x=215&y=68&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=patrickcote-11-21-12-8-12-29-542.jpg" /></a> <strong class="ArticleSource">[mmaweekly.com]</strong> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <blockquote>
That change of plans allowed Cote the time to make a decision that’s been in his mind for the past 12-months.
“We’ve been thinking about it since about a year now. I think now it’s the time,” Cote told MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday. “I was a pretty decent middleweight a couple years ago, but now those guys are really, really big. They’re cutting from like 230, 225, and I’m walking around at 205 so I spoke with my coach and my nutritionist and it’s doable so we’re going to do it.”
“I was staying at 185 because of this rematch, but it’s not going to happen. We’re not sure when he’s going to be ready to fight, so for me it was just the right time to do it,” Cote stated.