Dana White waits to see what Amanda Nunes wants to do before deciding the fate of the women’s featherweight division
Dana White and the UFC introduced the 145-pound women’s featherweight division in February 2017 and there has been little to no construction since.
The promotion started the featherweight introduction process by signing the all-time best in the weight class, Cris “Cyborg” Justino. However, the future UFC defending champion is reportedly competing in 140-pound wrestling contests ahead of the division’s official creation in an effort to bring her back into the 135-pound bantamweight class.
UFC 208 started as a launching pad for 145 with two 135-pound staples to Germaine de Randamie and former champion Holly Holm vying for the vacant crown – Cyborg missing due to her need to recover from her previous reduced weight to 140.
In the division’s nearly five years of existence, the UFC has never released a set of Top 15 rankings like they do for every other division – likely because the division has never hosted more than one. about eight fighters at a time, a generous number.
With no new natural featherweight challengers in sight for current doubles division champion Amanda Nunes, White admits that the future of the class depends largely on the champion’s decisions for the future.
“I don’t know. It will depend on what the champion wants to do,” Dana White told media after UFC Vegas 42. “We have this fight coming with it.
“We’ll see how this fight plays out and then figure out what we’re going to do with this division. Yeah, I don’t know.
Nunes defends her bantamweight crown at UFC 269 on December 11 against Julianna Pena.
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