With the future of the flyweight division up in the air, a surging Espinosa is willing to fight at flyweight or up a weight class at bantamweight.
“Before this fight I kind of just accepted the fact I was going to be moving up to bantamweight,” Espinosa said after the event (via Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie). “I’m a big flyweight and after my last fight I got up to about 158 (pounds). I cut a lot of weight to get down to flyweight, but about half of my fights through amateurs and pros have been at bantamweight. I am undefeated at flyweight, but I think I have the experience and team behind me now that I would be confident if I have to move up. But if they want to keep the flyweight division around, I’m all for it.”
The UFC hasn’t made an official announcement regarding the future of the flyweight division, but the title hasn’t been defended since UFC 227 in August of 2018.
Espinosa is willing to call out an opponent for a future fight, but doesn’t know who is left in the weight class anymore.
“I’m not even sure who is still in the flyweight division honestly,” Espinosa said. “So, no. Not particular name. If this was six months ago I would probably have some names, but I don’t even know if those guys are still in the UFC.”
Henry Cejudo is the current UFC Flyweight Champion, but is expected to fight for the vacant bantamweight title later this year.