Dana White: Women’s Featherweight Division “Probably” to be Sunset, Following Amanda Nunes’ Retirement
By FCF Staff
For some time, there’s been extensive speculation that the UFC would shutter the women’s featherweight division when Amanda Nunes retired, and it appears as though that will be the case.
Nunes announced she is hanging up the gloves, following her dominant victory over Irene Aldana at UFC 289 on Saturday. Nunes held both the women’s bantamweight and featherweight titles heading into the event.
When Dana White was asked about whether the promotion would sunset the women’s featherweight division, now that Nunes is retired, the UFC President acknowledged it’s likely (quotes via MMA Junkie).
“The answer is probably yes,” White said. “I mean, I don’t make these decisions the night of the fight. … Yeah, I don’t know. But it makes sense.”
The UFC created the division back in 2016. But, over the years, the division’s roster remained thin compared to other weight classes, fueling speculation it would eventually be shutdown.