While most fans and UFC flyweights are worried about the uncertainty of the UFC flyweight division, UFC contender Mark De La Risa isn’t much worried and doesn’t care if the UFC cut the flyweight division. He doesn’t even have any sympathy with the flyweight fighters cut from the UFC.
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.
De La Rosa has cycled between Flyweight and bantamweight division throughout his career and recently defeated Joby Sanchez at UFC Fight Night 139 in Denver, Colorado. The fight took place at bantamweight since it took place in short notice.
“I got my job,” De La Rosa told reporters at the post-fight conference at UFC Fight Night 139. “Maybe they’ve got to do a better job of promoting themselves. Maybe they need to stay out of the media so much. Maybe they need to stop running their mouths. Maybe they just need to shut up and fight.
“I’m just happy. My first fight coming in I took on 10 days’ notice at ’35. The majority of my fights are at ’35. So if they keep the ’25 division I’m more than happy to stay in it. Twenty-five, ’35, if they want to keep mixing up both, I’ll keep doing whatever the UFC wants me to do.”
It looks like Mark De La Rosa has his future plans sorted out.