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.
“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.”
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.