UFC Rumours: UFC planning on doing away with fighters in an entire weight division

The UFC has never had much patience for the men’s Flyweight division, and on the heels of former Champion Demetrious Johnson’s move to ONE Championships, are looking to do with the entire setup.

According to initial reports by FloCombat, the UFC is letting the axe fall on the entirety of the men’s 125 pound division hot on the heels of long-time former Champion Demetrious Johnson’s exit from the company.

The move was possibly sparked into life when Johnson made his way to ONE Championships with welterweight standout Ben Askren transferring the other way, giving the UFC the license to pull the trigger.

As much as fans sensed that the promotional push behind the lightest men’s division wasn’t quite as strong as the one that the UFC offered heavier weightclasses in the past, the presence of former Champion all time great Demetrious Johnson was probably preventing them from implementing a radical move such as this.

However, the notion that the Flyweight division hasn’t exactly been the best of draws for the UFC has long been a sticking point for the promotion.

However, ESPN journalist Ariel Helwani also noted that the UFC may not blatantly cut every Flyweight fighter as there is no legal precedent for the UFC to get rid of fighters who are coming off victories in their last fight – meaning that they could well be moving up to Bantamweight (135 pounds) to compete in the interim.

The outlook for fighters coming off a loss, however, doesn’t appear to be quite as promising.

Do you think it’s a good move by the UFC to do away with the Flyweight division?

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