Zach Makovsky Criticizes The UFC Flyweight Division


Former Bellator Champion Zach Makovsky is no longer a part of the UFC, having been cut by the promotion earlier this year.

The flyweight fighter also believes that the promotion he once worked for has done a horrible job of promoting the flyweights as a whole.

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“I think they’re not doing a good job of trying to make the division successful,” Makovsky told The MMA Circus. “As far as treatment personally, I don’t have any problems. But they certainly didn’t do anything to help us out. I think the reason nobody can get too excited is because most of the time, they put [flyweights] on the undercard. You win a couple fights on the undercard and they give you a title shot before you’ve really had any kind of steam or promotion behind you. It’s just kind of (UFC flyweight champion) Demetrious (Johnson) vs. insert name here. I feel like they haven’t done a good job of building the division around Demetrious. Demetrious is incredible. He’s probably the most well-rounded fighter I’ve seen and really just incredible in every area. They have him at the top, and it’s kind of like a mess beneath him.”

No longer with the UFC, the flyweight contender has signed with Absolute Championships Berkut. Makovsky is also surprised by some of the other releases made by the UFC.

“I think [Horiguchi and Bagautinov] are also two ultra-talented guys, some of the best in the world,” Makovsky said. “I’m not really sure what [the UFC’s] idea is, what they’re trying to do, but it doesn’t really make sense to me.”

UFC 206 saw Makovsky suffer a decision loss to Dustin Ortiz, a release would come his way a short time later.

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