After a lot of thinking and even more nights of boredom and aimlessness, I have made a major, major decision regarding my current circumstances. I will not be attending the Spring semester for grad school; I am not withdrawing, just not attending for the Spring. It has just not met my expectations and it is hurting my motivation to study. During my sabbatical, I am going to return to the cage to hopefully get 3-4 fights from January-June. I already have my first one lined up for January 24th in Austin, TX for a promotion called the XFC.
However, this will not be at 170 lbs, I am dropping down to 155 because it is a better fit for my frame. I haven't fought at this weight before, but I was supposed to last November until my opponent got hurt and the replacement was at 170. Anywho, I have 10 weeks to go from ~185 to ~170. I will be able to slough off 7 lbs or so through tightening of diet and getting back to training full-time. It will not be very easy, but I know that I can get there. I could probably cut down from 175 if need be, but I am aiming lower to make it a little easier.