Dana White: Next UFC division added either 115 or Women's

by John Morgan | source: mmajunkie.com

Once, there were no rules, and no weight divisions. Now, MMA is the world's fastest growing sport, and the next weight division may be female.

UFC President Dana White believes the organization will soon add one more division to its ranks, and he's comfortable stating that it won't be super heavyweight.

And while White has previously stated he believes that new division will most likely be at 115 pounds, the UFC boss now says the continued success of Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has him second-guessing his stance on women's MMA.

"I am warming up to women's MMA," White said on Tuesday during a Metro PCS-hosted fan chat.

Just as he did on Saturday night, White made it a point to note that not only is Rousey currently carrying the torch for women's MMA, but fighters like Miesha Tate, who engaged in a thrilling three-round fight with Julie Kedzie on the evening's preliminary card, are also helping to reshape his opinion of women's MMA

White stated on Tuesday that the UFC would likely add one more division to its ranks before shutting down the growth of its weightclasses. And while the UFC boss has previously claimed that would likely be at 115 pounds, he gave pause when asked if 115-pounders or women were most likely to get the final nod.

"Either," White said.

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rampageforpresident site profile image  

8/23/12 10:12 AM by rampageforpresident

A women's division would probably be the end of me watching ufc. I'm not going to watch girls get knocked out.

BuddyRevell site profile image  

8/23/12 10:03 AM by BuddyRevell

 Women's division, please.

StrikeforceSupporter site profile image  

8/22/12 9:05 PM by StrikeforceSupporter

I agree. I wouldn't mind seeing 225, 245, along with the 265lb div. in the mix.

TSMontana site profile image  

8/22/12 5:17 PM by TSMontana

Either womens, or 235. No 115...I don't want to see skeletons fighting.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

8/22/12 4:40 PM by KingofBJJ

Ronda makes enough money now, so she needs to surgically remove that mole from her face. Then she can get the movie deals like Gina.

uglee site profile image  

8/22/12 3:58 PM by uglee

thing is I can give you a pretty solid womemns 135/140 off the top of my head. For example a ufc 135lb could look something like this: Rousey,Kaufman,Tate,Kedzie,davis,Cyborg,de randamie,Bazler,Mcmann (olympic sliver medelist wrestling),Miller (olympic bronze wrestling). Yes cyborg de randmie and miller are 145 fighters so ethier they find a way or just make it 140. etihier way thats a solid wieght class to start with. name me a 115lb male fighter I cant think of any.

catchascatchcant site profile image  

8/22/12 3:51 PM by catchascatchcant

I think if the UFC adds a women's division, the depth will come. There are probably a ton of talented women who would be in the sport if there was easier to make a living.

StrikeforceSupporter site profile image  

8/22/12 3:35 PM by StrikeforceSupporter

I agree, he destroyed SF as well. He seems like he is keeping it around JUST to shit on them. The only thing that UFC does to keep them HUGE is, one, their match-making, they have the best match-making in the game. And two, their marketing. Look at Rousey, she was fighting on a SHITTY card last weekend, and drew in big numbers (for strikeforce's standards) she markets herself.

MercWaMouth85 site profile image  

8/22/12 3:15 PM by MercWaMouth85

I love the lighter weight classes but 115.....seriously!? Women's MMA all day over that.

RLL site profile image  

8/22/12 2:29 PM by RLL

Might be able to find enough 135ers for TUF if it is a worldwide search...