The writing appears to be on the wall for the UFC flyweight division. The promotion is scaling back its roster of 125-pound men’s fighters, seemingly setting the stage for the eventual dissolution of the weight class.
After long-time champion Demetrious Johnson was “traded” to ONE Championship, a number of flyweight fighters have been released from UFC contracts. There are still several on the roster, but with only four flyweight fights booked for the remainder of the year, the long-term future of the division appears in serious jeopardy.
The situation has not gone unnoticed within the MMA community. From fighters directly impacted by the UFC’s cutbacks to those from the outside looking in to the biggest star in the sport in Conor McGregor, many have shared input.
Check below for the top Twitter reactions to the seemingly inevitable demise of the UFC flyweight division.
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