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    Default UFC working on adding a women's strawweight division

    http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news...ight-division/


    UFC president Dana White appeared recently on the FoxSports.com podcast “The Fighter and the Kid." The show, just six weeks old, is hosted by UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub and comedian Bryan Callen.

    On the show White revealed the future of little women's MMA.

    "I’ll give you guys something nobody knows yet," said White as transcribed by MMASucka. "We’re actually working on bringing in another division for the women, which I said would never happen for a long time."

    The UFC currently has a women's bantamweight (135 lbs) division. White was asked if the new division would be Featherweight (145, hello Cris Cyborg) or flyweight (125).

    White's reply was unexpected.

    "Neither," said White, adding "115 lbs."

    Top strawweight women fighters include Jessica Aguilar, JoJo Calderwood, Carla Esparza, Ayaka Hamasaki, Felice Herrig, and Bec Hyatt. Although the majority of the world's top women fighters are contracted with Invicta FC, Invicta and the UFC have an excellent working relationship of long standing, and there is every expectation that the organizations would come to terms.

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    Odd division to add, but good for the 115 pounders.


    I'm sure dimrules and pashak will bitch about it, among others.
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    Could be an interesting div. for the women. Opens up opportunities for a lot of fighters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio View Post
    Odd division to add, but good for the 115 pounders.


    I'm sure dimrules and pashak will bitch about it, among others.
    Im surprised you didnt have sum shitty ass cheesy one liner to sum things up as you usually do. Wmma sucks what do you expect me to do? Im sure ud be willing to drop 50$ on an all womens mma card since youre such a huge fan of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMGRIFFIN View Post
    Could be an interesting div. for the women. Opens up opportunities for a lot of fighters.
    Certainly odd they didn't add the 125 or 145 divisions. Those have some good fighters.
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    The majority of the best female fights in the world fight in the 115lbs division. So it makes sense. 125 and 145 do not have the overall depth right now.
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    Michelle Waterson is on her way to the UFC. Even though she is 105, I doubt the UFC would not cash in on her.... appeal.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    Michelle Waterson is on her way to the UFC. Even though she is 105, I doubt the UFC would not cash in on her.... appeal.



    That was the 1st thing that popped into my head.
    There's no way they'll let the hottest Female MMA fighter sit outside the UFC for too long.
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    They're probably doing it for Roxanne Modafferi. She just seems like the biggest sweetheart on the planet and I don't know why the UFC wouldn't want her.

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    Skipping a division also helps reduce the problem of division jumpers and superfight questions. While those can be good for promotions, they can distract when you have only the two divisions and a small talent pool

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