Final Combating Championship (UFC) President Dana White “simply instructed” his group to construct a ladies’s featherweight division, regardless of signing Cris Justino manner again in early 2016. Higher late than by no means, I suppose, however then what was the purpose of The Final Fighter (TUF) 28?
I assume Scott Coker was proper.
Amanda Nunes, who additionally wears gold within the bantamweight division, stopped “Cyborg” at UFC 245 to seize the 145-pound strap. However now “Lioness” is flirting with retirement as she prepares to turn out to be a mom later this 12 months, alongside accomplice and fellow UFC fighter Nina Ansaroff.
However the present should go on, proper?
“In all probability not,” White instructed the fight sports activities media (by way of MMA Combating). “I actually simply instructed the blokes the opposite day to construct that division. Begin signing ladies, let’s begin constructing that division, and now my woman’s speaking about retirement, so apparently we gotta get on the identical web page and determine this out.”
I assume now is an efficient time to say that White mentioned the identical actual factor again in late 2016, and in addition claimed he didn’t want a serious star like “Cyborg” to create a ladies’s featherweight division. Little question this may come as miserable information to fighters like Megan Anderson and Felicia Spencer.
“I hope she doesn’t [retire],” White continued. “She’s one in every of my favourite folks ever and coming off of the efficiency that she simply placed on. She regarded unbelievable and placed on an absolute clinic in opposition to one of many hardest ladies that I’ve ever seen in my life. After a efficiency like that, I’d hate to assume that she would wish to retire, but when that’s true, and that’s the place she’s at proper now, then she most likely ought to.”