Breon Ansley Hints at Potential Move to 212, Still Has Unfinished Business in Classic

Breon Ansley talks about his potential future.

Breon Ansley was the reigning Olympia Classic Physique champion from 2017-2018. He showcased his amazing physique and dominated the field even picking up a 2018 Arnold Classic championship along the way.

Now that has all come to an end.

Breon Ansley was at the top of the mountain, the man everyone chased in the division. But after a close loss to current reigning champion Chris Bumstead in 2019, Ansley is now facing adversity and some tough questions. At this point in time he hasn’t decided to leave the Classic Physique division. But in a recent video he indicated that a move to the 212 division in the future wouldn’t be out of the question.

“I’ll be in Classic this year. If they don’t increase the weight class, after this year, this will probably be my last year in Classic and I will move to the 212,” said Ansley.

“It’s all about growth, and it’s all about getting better, and it’s all about improving from year-to-year… I don’t have the same luxury of some other competitors.

“They’re starting underneath the weight cap. They haven’t even hit the full capacity of the weight cap yet, so they’re continuing to grow and grow and grow, and be lean underneath their weight class.

“I’m easily 20, 30, 40 pounds over my weight class, and I have to come down and make it. That’s the difference and when you’re in my shoes there’s only so much growth and improvement you can do.”

So it appears that the stipulation on whether Breon Ansley will make a move will be dependent on the weight limit factor. You can see the full video and explanation here.

What do you think of Breon Ansley potentially moving to the 212 division?

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Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.

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Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.