Michael Bisping Questions Whether UFC Might Cut 125 Division, Following Departure of Demetrious Johnson
By FCF Staff
Recently there’s been speculation whether the UFC could be considering, cutting the flyweight division, and following the departure of Demetrious Johnson, Michael Bisping’s joined that camp.
Recently it was confirmed that Johnson is moving to ONE Championship, in an agreement that is sending undefeated welterweight, Ben Askren, to the UFC.
On a recent edition of “UFC Tonight”, Bisping had this to say about Johnson’s departure, and the future of the promotion’s flyweight division (quotes via MMA Mania):
“First off all, it’s sad to see Demetrious Johnson go,” said Bisping. “This guy trailblazed the flyweight division. He was the guy. He was the face of it.”
“…Sad to see [Demetrious Johnson leave] from a personal perspective but does this mean the end of the flyweight division? I mean if the UFC are willing to let Demetrious Johnson go — as I say the face of that division — does that mean they’re going to cancel the 125 division?”
“Force them to go fight at 135 or force them to go fight for ONE FC out in Asia. Who knows? A lot of questions.”
Johnson defended the flyweight title a record 11 times, before he lost via split decision to Henry Cejudo this past August.