Now former UFC fighter Megan Anderson has left the UFC. Anderson’s contract was not renewed by the company following her Featherweight Championship fight against Amanda Nunes at UFC 259 over the weekend.
Megan Anderson confirmed during a recent Twitch stream that she was no longer contracted to the promotion; whilst also stating that the UFC Women’s Featherweight Division would be coming to an end.
The question now is…what’s next for the Featherweight fighter? When Megan Anderson first joined the UFC, she was pegged as a major title contender. The Australian MMA fighter was Invicta Featherweight Champion when she signed with Ultimate Fighting Championship. Anderson’s now 3-3 record in UFC was not stellar, and with her contract now coming to an end it was decided that she would not re-sign. It was not confirmed if UFC wanted to offer her a further deal, but she is now a free agent.
Megan Anderson Moving On?
If Megan Anderson wants to stay in Mixed Martial Arts then the most likely destination for her is Bellator. There’s potentially some box office appeal in seeing Anderson vs Cris Cyborg or even Julia Budd. With Anderson however now becoming a Twitch affiliate, she may take this opportunity to step back and reassess her options within the fighting game.
Megan Anderson did somewhat address her status in a recent statement on Instagram. ‘I’m looking to rest up and heal from my injuries before I decide what is next for my MMA career. Regardless of what the UFC decides to do with the Women’s 145 division, there are plenty of opportunities for me across the world to continue to do what I love. Thank you all, and stay tuned!’
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