Last month, when former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson was traded to ONE fighting championship for Ben Askren, there were rumors about UFC scrapping the flyweight division. The rumors seemed more legit when last week veteran UFC flyweight contender Jose Torres was cut from the roster.
However, it looks like UFC will not cut away the flyweight division just yet as current flyweight champion Henry Cejudo is all set to battle T.J Dillashaw for the title at UFC 233 in Anaheim, California.
Even Dana White won’t say much about the future of the flyweight division. UFC president Dana White spoke with reporter Laura Sanko following UFC Denver and avoided specifics related to the division.
“Listen, we’re working on some things right now with that division,” White said. “Dillashaw wants to win two belts — there are five or six guys who have done it — he wants to do it. Cejudo is absolutely fine fighting at that weight instead of going to 135, so we made.
Only time will tell if UFC is really planning to scrap the flyweight division.
Does Henry Cejudo have what it takes to beat the bantamweight champion who dropping down a weight class looking to become the third fighter to hold titles simultaneously in the same weight class?