At a Q&A session yesterday in Oberhausen, Germany, UFC president Dana White addressed the prospects of a flyweight division in the UFC. With World Extreme Cagefighting folding into the UFC, smaller weight classes have been added to the sports biggest promotion. The only omission is now a 125-pound weight class, but hang on to your seats.
“Eventually we will do 125lbs,” White said. “I believe we will open it up a lot sooner than people think we will. There are going to be more title fights in more places.”
The smaller weight classes will help expand into the Asian and Latin America markets, all while providing a larger roster of talented fighters and more title fights to put on. If played right, the UFC will always have cards loaded from top to bottom with fights that excite the fans.
When the flyweight division is finally introduced to the UFC, you can be sure that guys like Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and Team Alpha Male’s Joseph Benavidez will immediately make the drop. Any mixed martial arts fans dream would also be for Zuffa to sign a guy like Jussier da Silva at 125-pounds, and the UFC would automatically have the world’s premier flyweight division.
Times are getting exciting for fans of mixed martial arts as the merge continues to unfold. Let’s just hope that Dana White is not playing politician when he says the flyweight division is coming sooner than you think.