Megan Anderson Says Cyborg’s Loss At UFC 232 Was Good For The Division


Megan Anderson competed on the preliminary card of UFC 232, defeating Cat Zingano by first round TKO.

Amanda Nunes also became the first woman to become a two division champion in the UFC when she defeated Cyborg to win the UFC Women’s Featherweight Title on the same card. Anderson believes that Cyborg’s loss was a good thing for the women’s featherweight division going forward.

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“I think it’s good,” Anderson said on The MMA Hour. “I think Cris’s — she was on like a 21-fight win streak or something like that — I think her invincibility is what made it hard for people to want to stay in this division because she was so dominant and I have believed for a while that if Cris was to lose or if she was to not fight anymore, I feel like the division would flourish. I honestly think people are scared to fight her and that’s why they don’t stay in this division. And I think with Amanda showing that there are people out there that have potential and that not everyone is invincible, I hope it shows people that they can stay in this division and start building it.”

Anderson was supposed to meet Cyborg for the title at UFC 214, but was pulled from the bout and replaced by Tonya Evinger.

The featherweight contender now wants one of three bouts in the future, either a title shot against Nunes, a bout with Cyborg or a rematch with Zingano.

“I hope that I can get the chance to fight Amanda next. Do I think I will? Probably not,” Anderson said. “I have no idea what’s in store for me next. I would love to fight Amanda. I love that fight. I would love to fight Cris as well. And if people feel like I need to fight Cat again and prove myself then I’ll fight her as well. I have no idea what’s gonna happen next and I think it’s going to make for an interesting 2019.”

It May be awhile before Nunes defends the featherweight gold, as the champ champ stated after UFC 232 that a women’s bantamweight title defense in next.

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