Dana White has doubled down on the UFC’s dedication to the featherweight division within the face of current hypothesis on the contrary.
Instantly following Amanda Nunes’s profitable title protection over Megan Anderson at UFC 259, questions started to flow into about the way forward for the featherweight division. These questions escalated swiftly after information broke Tuesday that Anderson will not be part of the UFC roster going ahead. Anderson herself acknowledged that the UFC made the choice to get rid of the featherweight division. Although UFC officers have denied this declare, it will definitely assist clarify why the promotion determined to chop one of many few members of their already scant featherweight roster.
However, in an interview with BT Sport on Wednesday, Dana White doubled down on the corporate’s dedication to sustaining the ladies’s featherweight division.
“We’re proud of what we’ve acquired proper now,” White responded when requested in regards to the UFC probably including one other girls’s division. “Even our 145-pound division, we’ve to maintain discovering folks for (Amanda Nunes) to defend (in opposition to).
“…Clearly, if she misplaced the belt, I must really feel out the subsequent champion. I’m gonna maintain the factor going. And for her, she will be able to defend each titles. If she retains profitable, she’s going to interrupt information that nobody will ever be capable to match.”
Dana White could also be uncertain in regards to the addition of one other girls’s division, comparable to an atomweight division that may be present in another promotions, however he does know that there can be no subtractions from what’s already in place.
“I can inform you this: I don’t see any of the feminine divisions going backwards or not gaining extra,” White assured.
Amanda Nunes is predicted to return to defend her bantamweight championship for her subsequent battle. In the meantime the one featherweight battle at present booked within the UFC is between Felicia Spencer and Danyelle Wolf on Might 22.
How for much longer do you suppose the ladies’s featherweight division will stay within the UFC?