The biggest LMAO moment of the MMA week has left the UFC with egg all over its face, and they have only themselves to blame.
A few hours after announcing “The Ultimate Fighter 26” would feature an all-female flyweight cast, with the tournament’s winner being crowned the UFC’s inaugural 125-pound champion, UFC president Dana White told Yahoo! Sports that the announcement was premature and that the UFC is merely considering adding its fourth women’s division.
Just to clarify, the announcement that was posted on the UFC’s official website, which provided specifics such as date, time and location for female flyweights to tryout for the reality show, was erroneous?
The article has since been deleted.
This is just the latest hiccup in a growing list of examples that the UFC is not what it used to be since it was purchased by a group led WME-IMG in July. There seems to be serious disconnects within the organization.
From dubious match-matching, to UFC cash cow Conor McGregor not being able to secure a sit-down business meeting with the UFC’s new owners, to Anderson Silva feeling slighted because nobody will return his phone calls, to Al Iaquinta putting the promotion on blast without suffering any repercussions, and so on and so on.
And that’s the current state of the UFC. So welcome to the big leagues, female 125-pounders. Maybe…