UFC Ultimate Fighter 28 female featherweight winner Macy Chiasson is fighting at bantamweight in her next bout, which is something Anderson isn’t very fond of.
“It’s just one of those things that just f*cking pisses me off,” Anderson said to MMA Fighting. “I don’t know. If you want to be in the UFC at 135 pounds, just f*cking come out and say it. Don’t play this bullshit about, ‘Oh, I’ll fight at 145 if they want me.’ No, let’s be honest. You don’t want to fight at 145. That’s why instead of calling and campaigning for fights at 145 pounds, you’re now calling out people at 135 pounds. Like, if you really wanted to fight at that weight division, you’d be asking to fight at that weight division. But you’re not. So, let’s be real here. You don’t actually want to be in that weight division. So the whole point of The Ultimate Fighter for the 145-pound division was f*cking shit. Because none of you want to be there in that weight division. You just want to go down and thought it was an easy way in [to the UFC].”
The UFC Women’s Featherweight Division, which has been around since the first champion was crowned at UFC 208, doesn’t even have an official top fifteen ranking order as of yet.
Anderson doesn’t think the UFC is fully behind the division, especially since they aren’t signing many female featherweights at this time.
“Otherwise they’d be signing people and they’re not,” Anderson said. “That leaves someone like me in a really interesting position, because it’s like, what do I do? I want to be in the UFC and I want to fight. I’m not one of those people that can drop to 145 pounds, though. Sign the featherweights in Invicta. Sign the featherweights that aren’t in Bellator. F*cking sign anyone.”
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