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Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018

Dana White Non-Committal on Future of Men’s Flyweight Division

Henry Cejudo (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

The consensus is that the men’s flyweight division is going to be shuttered by the UFC, but Dana White has yet to outright say that’s going to happen.

For sometime now, there’s been speculation that the UFC is thinking about shutting down the division, and that was heightened after now-former champ, Demetrious Johnson, moved to ONE Championship. More recently, flyweights like Jarred Brooks and Jose Torres said they had been released, in advance of the shutdown.

White appeared on the latest episode of the UFC’s “Unfiltered” podcast. While discussing TJ Dillashaw’s recent claim that he will be ending the flyweight division on January 26th, when he fights champion Henry Cejudo, White said this (quote via MMA Fighting):

“T.J. Dillashaw didn’t do sh-t to the flyweight division,” White said. “The flyweight division just never took off, it never caught on. Even with a dominant champion like Demetrious, it just never caught on. People didn’t care. I battled for a long time, I tried to keep it alive and obviously, it’s still going on now. We still have fights going on in that division, but we’ll see what the future holds for it.”

Cejudo – Dillashaw will be part of UFC 233, which will take place in Anaheim, California.

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