Breon Ansley confirms that he has no plans on moving to Men’s 212 this year… but doesn’t rule it out as an option in the future.

Rumors have been circling around Breon Ansley that he would move up to the Men’s 212 division instead of staying in the Classic Physique division. While Breon had no publicly confirmed or denied this fact – it became an interesting rumor that got fans intrigued. In our latest GI Exclusive interview, Breon Ansley discusses whether or not he will switch to the Men’s 212 division.

Breon Ansley wants to make one thing clear – his number one goal is to reclaim his Classic Physique Olympia title. The Classic Physique fandom was shocked in 2019, when Chris Bumstead beat out Ansley for the first place Olympia trophy. Ansley has no desire to put his tail between his legs and run away. He’s ready to reclaim his thrown and prove himself as the ultimate Classic Physique champion.

So of course, this means that the recent rumors swirling around about Breon Ansley moving to Men’s 212 are not true. At least, not true in the immediate future. In our video conversation with Ansley, we asked him if there was any validity to the rumors.

Breon Ansley answered with a confident no – and explained that his statements were taken out of context or perhaps misunderstood. His number one focus is on the Classic Physique Olympia 2020. He has no desire to change things up at the moment.

While it seems the initial rumors were based off of misinformation – Breon Ansley did leave 2021 open for any possibilities. Despite being a confident “no” about switching divisions this year, Ansley admits that Men’s 212 might be a slight possibility down the road.

Perhaps it all depends on the Olympia 2020. If he wins and reclaims his Olympia title – he will have proved himself to be one of the best Classic Physique athletes in the sport (some could argue he’s already proved that… but it seems Ansley wants to hit at least one more home run). Maybe after one more big Classic Physique win, he will want to challenge himself in a new division. Though nothing is certain – it seems to be what Ansley is hinting at.

Brandon Hendrickson recently spoke with us and claimed he wanted to be the first multi-division champion in bodybuilding. It seems that maybe Breon might secretly have the same goal. At the end of the day, these top level athletes are hungry. They never want to settle. Perhaps moving to another division is just an extension of that hunger.

You can watch Breon Ansley’s full comments on the Men’s 212 rumors in our GI Exclusive interview segment above.

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Derek Dufour has been managing all digital operations on the Generation Iron Network for over six years. He currently manages a team of editors, writers, and designers to provide up-to-date content across the GI Network.