Megan Anderson is set to welcome Felicia Spencer to the Octagon on Saturday at UFC Rochester. Although she is booked for yet another featherweight fight, the question still remains of the future of the division. With Cris Cyborg no longer the champion, many assumed the division was done.
But, the current champion, Amanda Nunes has talked about going back up and defending the title. With that, Anderson wants answers on Nunes and what she is doing with the title.
“If she is (defending), that’s awesome,” Anderson told MMA Junkie on Wednesday prior to a meeting with Felicia Spencer at UFC on ESPN+ 10. “If she’s not, then we need to come up with a plan going forward.
“The division has already taken so long to be developed, I think it’s a little unfair to wait around for a year or a year-and-a-half when she decides ‘I don’t want to defend my featherweight belt anymore.’ It’s already been put back enough. Let’s just make a decision and go forward.”
For Anderson, it is super important for her to know what the future of the featherweight division is. She physically can’t cut down to bantamweight, so for her, if the 145-pound division goes, well so to does her UFC career. She wants to remain in the UFC and wants the featherweight division to succeed. The Las Vegas-based promotion has signed new featherweights in recent weeks and months. Meaning, it is looking positive about the future of the division. But, Anderson still isn’t certain.
“It’s kind of bullshit, but we’ve got to make do with what we’ve got,” she said. “Hopefully moving forward it’s going to look better.”
For now, the Aussie is focused on Saturday night and getting her second win inside the Octagon and second in a row. If she wins here, and Nunes vacates, there is reason to believe a title shot could be next.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime