Megan Anderson's bid for the UFC women's featherweight championship against Amanda Nunes at UFC 259 might just be the last title fight the division ever sees — but not according to the UFC.
Anderson (10-5) reportedly told her Twitch streaming audience that the UFC is shutting down the women's featherweight division, per Drake Riggs. If that is indeed true, an upcoming fight between Felicia Spencer (8-2) and Danyelle Wolf (1-0) on May 22 will be the last UFC women's featherweight fight in the promotion's history.
The UFC subsequently told Marc Raimondi that the promotion does not plan to scrap the division. UFC officials subsequently confirmed to MMA Fighting that Anderson is no longer under contract with the company.
Regarding the reports out there about the UFC cutting its women’s featherweight division, UFC officials say it’s not true and what UFC president Dana White said Saturday about the future of the division still stands.— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) March 10, 2021
Anderson also mentioned during her live stream that she has a torn ligament in her elbow. She will be getting an MRI later this week. As for her fight future, the Australian native has not put much thought into her next steps.
Anderson fought Nunes (21-4) for the UFC women's featherweight title at UFC 259 on Saturday, March 9. Nunes successfully retained her title with an inverted triangle-armbar submission a touch over two minutes into the fight.
Fightful has reached out to the UFC and Spencer for comment and will update this story when more information is available.