Rumor: UFC considering another womens division
The excellent WMMA blog Pegson report that there are rumors that the UFC is exploring the idea of adding another weight division.
Six months ago I heard a rumour about after playing Miesha Tate out at 135, the UFC were considering making a 125lb division to make her relevant and cash in on popularity. Made sense to me. As Miesha is popular and can just make 125 and having two female divisions side by side means fighters could move between Both.
Then about three months ago I had a few people managers/agents ask about who are “the girls” at 115. I thought they meant 125 so I covered all bases and made two lists for 125 and 115 fighters that I personally deemed UFC calibre. I asked around about the rumour. Everyone within the WMMA community thought 115 in the UFC was ridiculous. So I left it be.
About two weeks ago I heard another rumour from couple of peeps both slightly different rumours but both similar in the fact that ZUFFA feelers were inquiring about women’s talent In the 115lb division.
If there is substance to the rumor and the UFC does decide to set up a 125 or 115 pound division, who do you think would be in it?